Migrant Garden, Bureau A, bird nest, transparent structure, green design, green exhibition, Politecnico di Milano, zoo, zoo design, Italy

The non-profit project was initiated and supported by the Politecnico di Milano, and its proceeds will be donated to charity projects in support of the environment. The 40 bird nests will be arranged on the Faculty campus garden in Piacenza , where several Italian and international architects will exhibit their projects.

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“Migrant Gardens” was inspired by the revolution in zoo management and design, pioneered by thinker Carl Hagenbeck. In 1907, he opened a zoo in Stellingen, near Hamburg, based on the principles he had developed: a naturalistic milieu where barriers had been made invisible and animals could be seen in a re-enacted natural environment. Bureau A took the principle of transparency and invisible enclosures and translated it into a small-scale structure that became a beautiful object that explores our relationship with the natural surroundings.

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