Garden of Communities

Firm LocationBudapest, Kisfaludy utca 19, Hungary
CompanyHello Wood Zrt.
Design TeamBoard: András Huszár, Dávid Ráday, Krisztián Tóth Idea: András Huszár Architect: Balázs Szelecsényi Associate architect: Szilvia Odry Landscape design: Enikő Kapás Structural design: László Pongor Project manager: Viktor Rajmon Structure: Attila Csicsó, Miklós Piltman Plants: Gergely Ronai
ClientVeszprém 2030 Műszaki Infrastruktúra Fejlesztő Kft.

The Garden of Communities is an artwork that celebrates the rich culture of the Veszprém-Balaton region. It’s a symbolic monument to the cooperation of the 116 municipalities participating in the VEB 2023 European Capital of Culture programme. This historical heritage is commemorated by the cladding of the planter boxes, which is made from almost 120-year-old reclaimed timber, the old larch planking from the renovated Drechsler Palace in Budapest. The native tree saplings of the region, planted in crates, together form a biodiverse vertical garden that grows and strengthens with the seasons.