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We’ve got you surrounded.

This is not the first time we have featured design firm Hello Wood on the NELMA blog (See Jet House here),  and this public project is another inspiring way that the design firm is engaging consumers (aka humans) by surrounding them with wood.

Budapest-based design studio Hello Wood has completed a public installation that utilizes the interplay of geometric forms and abundant greenery to create intricate shapes. Located at the heart of the Factory’ard in Veszprém, their latest creation, The Garden of Communities, serves as a tribute to the vibrant culture of the Veszprém-Balaton region. By stacking leafy wooden boxes in a spiral manner, the pavilion stands as a symbolic monument, symbolizing the collaborative efforts of the 116 municipalities involved in the Veszprém-Balaton 2023 European Capital of Culture programme.

‘For each municipality participating in the VEB 2023 programme, we have designed a unique planter box, with the name of the municipality clearly displayed on the side, containing a sapling. In Veszprém, which is the central site of the European Capital of Culture 2023, we have set up a Garden of Communities, consisting of 116 planters, which promotes the eternal values of community cooperation,’ explained Balázs Szelecsényi, the project’s architect.


all images by György Palkó © Hello Wood

project info:

name: The Garden of Communities

design and construction: Hello Wood Zrt. | @hellowood
board: András Huszár, Dávid Ráday, Krisztián Tóth
idea: András Huszár
architect: Balázs Szelecsényi
associate architect: Szilvia Odry

landscape design: Enikő Kapás
structural design: László Pongor

client: Veszprém 2030 Műszaki Infrastruktúra Fejlesztő Kft.

project manager: Viktor Rajmon
structure: Attila Csicsó, Miklós Piltman
plants: Gergely Ronai

photography, videography: György Palkó


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