18 herbs scattered across a river in copenhagen,
each plated within a microclimatic dish,
each with a native fragrance,
to bring back the wilderness to the city,
to remind the people of the origins of nordic cuisine.

It all started from a network of seeds,
this fluidity and form,

all that began from a papaya.

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The Fragrant Journey

An experience through the bridge by cycling or walking underneath the plates of herbs in the direction of noma, feeling the different smells coming towards you as you advance further.

The Hanging Herbs of Copenhagen

An aerial perspective of the herbal garden, illustrating the gradual diffusion of fragrances away from the garden.

Concept Idea

This is the initial concept drawing of the herb garden itself, portraying a sense of lightness amongst the various segments of the structure.

Cast Preparation

An in-depth study of the papaya cavities up close were done in a group of two, wherein form finding and experimentation with plaster casting, mould-making and the eventual ceramic making took place.

Dish Carving

The subtle forms of the porcelain plates were carved out one by one, creating slight differences in height for individual plant depth and shelter required.

Plated Up

Porcelain plates arranged in a stack/cascade formation, allowing for maximum intake of sunlight.

Paper Mache, A Light Alternative

In contrast to the porcelain plates were paper mache plates, hand crafted with necessary wind barriers for plant shelter.

Hanging Herbs - Plan View

This drawing illustrates the different plates scattered throughout the river, standing against the south westerly wind.

50 Years a Changing Experience

And as 50 years go by, the plates are meant to overgrow into the others, wildnerness returning to the city, and many other native plants and lifeforms invading - creating an everchanging experience to the people, reminding them of what their city's natural resources has still to offer.