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Vanitas

Jardin des souches

Where does wood go when it dies? In the city, trees rarely reach their potential old age. They are usually felled before they do, often for safety reasons. Quickly chopped up, they are then evacuated from the urban space. 

Vanitas erects a sort of mausoleum for dead wood. Stored in the middle, the wood is left to its natural nutrient cycle. Mushrooms swarming with processions of beetles share in the ritual, accelerating the decomposition of the wood.

Authors

Damaris Baumann, architecte paysagiste (CH)
Markus Urbscheit, architecte paysagiste (CH)
Etienne Gröpl, spécialiste des champignons (CH)

Partners & Implementation

Jörg Bosshard (charpentier)
Beni Bucher (paysagiste)
Markus Zimmermann IHT Rafz (ingénieur civil)
Zouhir Bakir et Daniel Baumann (assistance)
Service des parcs et domaines
Etablissement vaudois d’accueil des migrants
Hôpital ophtalmique Jules-Gonin
Julien Marti
Musée romand de la machine agricole

List of Plants and Materials

Coquelicot rouge, Papaver
Coquelicot de soie pourpre, Papaver rhoeas
Pavot à opium blanc, Papaver somniferum
Liste des champignons:
Pleurote pulmonaire, Pleurotus pulmonarius
Reishi, Ganoderma lucidum
Shiitake, Lentinula edodes
Trametesversicolor, Coriolus versicolor
Liste des coléoptères:
Petite biche, Dorcus parallelipipedus