The LEGO Greenhouse by Sebastian Bergne

The LEGO Greenhouse by Sebastian Bergne is a functioning greenhouse built entirely from LEGO. The walls, the floors, even the earth is LEGO. The plants and vegetables growing inside are however, entirely real.
“We have ended up with an interesting juxtaposition of a natural
environment growing in an almost digital, mass produced LEGO
structure, and it makes you look at LEGO in a new way”
. Sebastian Bergne.

Standing in London’s Covent Garden in front of the famous covered
market, the temporary greenhouse seems out of place yet somehow
fitting. Its pitched roof references reflect the architecture that
surrounds it and the plants inside bring nature back to this area once
famous for its garden trade.

In daylight, the structure looks very much like an ordinary suburban greenhouse dropped into a new environment. Yet at night, it assumes another character entirely. It is transformed into a magical box, glowing and lit, it seems, by the life of the plants it contains.

Though a temporary installation, the LEGO Greenhouse’s functionality hints at the possible potential of LEGO to bridge the gap between toy and useable construction for the real world.

The LEGO Greenhouse was commisioned by Covent Garden and LEGO and is part of the London Design Festival 2011. 15th – 25th September 2011 North Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RF

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