Large and old trees have a presence that provide calm and inspiration. Shimmering leaves, the glimpse of rays of sunshine. The peace found in a forest glade can have a meditative effect on those caught up in the rush of modern life, and trees are often a key feature of world views and faiths. Trees are creature-like, and man’s relationship to them is often deeply rooted.
The reasons given by the jury:
“A fine and simple basic idea. An imaginative take and a light scenographic touch have produced an alternative artistic design which can make a station space exciting. Nature moves in and transforms the space in a surprisingly interesting way. The proposal evokes interesting thoughts; the feeling that the trees have left their outdoor environment and moved indoors. We find ourselves in an underground greenhouse or orangery. The trees strike a poetic chord, where fragility and the transience are central themes.