THE BUILDING SITE

London, UK
2018



art installation, landscape architecture

Featured as one of the highlight events of London Festival of Architecture 2018, focusing on the subject of ‘Identity’, The Building Site was imagined as a section of secluded forest located next to St Paul’s Cathedral. This immersive environment seeked to confront rapid urban development and its impact on human society.
 
The installation occupied a significant area of public space, creating an alternative construction site - a signature mark for London in transition. Utilising the aesthetic of a temporary hoarding from the outside, the pavilion offered an unexpected forest-like experience from within. Open daily, The Building Site raised questions about the ownership of public space in London and invited its visitors to reflect on the consequences of urbanisation on local communities and natural ecosystems.


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Project author - Sigita Simona Paplauskaite

Project coordinator - Juste Kostikovaite

Planting specialist - Xoan Perez

Graphic identity - Agency Agency

Photography - Lukas Mykolaitis

Video - Vytautas Rimkevicius, Johnston Sheard

Thanks to -

Agne Nemanyte, Agustin Cobo, Aiste Dirziute, Amelia Prazak, Anees Ahmad, Britta Herold, Cecilia Chan, Elena Ruikyte, Elia Habib, Emilija Skarnulyte, Emma Austin, Emma Powell, Erika Lastovskyte, Giedre Apanaviciute, Gintare Guzaviciute, Giulia Delprato, Goda Marija Norkute, Inesa Ivanova, Jamal Husain, Jonas Mekas, Juned Ahmed, Katy Mendosa, Kayla Cohen, Lily Bakratsa, Maliha Haider, Milda Lembertaite, Nerijus Damasevicius, Olga Bucelnikova, Omar Khelifi, Paul Bourel, Rory Johnson, Ruta Vitkauskaite, Sarah Boukaddour, Sarah Moakes, Silvija Ciuladyte, Skaiste Sumskaite, Tomas Savaitgalis, Trudi Moakes, Ugne Marija Makauskaite, Valero Doval, Vejuna Zalalyte

Double thanks to -

Bruns Pflanzen, Coles Nurseries, Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the UK, Indorama, Lithuania. Real is Beautiful, Lithuanian Culture Institute