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Time Circus Builds a Floating Vegetable Garden on an Abandoned Ship Crane in Belgium

Posted By Ana Lisa On February 14, 2013 @ 1:40 pm In Architecture,Botanical,Design,Eco Travel,Environment,Floating Houses,Gallery,Gardening and Plants,Recycling and Composting,Treehouses | No Comments

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Antwerp’s MAS Museum [1] lent the people at Time Circus an old unused crane on which the collective built their cool green space. Anchored at Bonapartedok [2], the experimental space is designed to engage locals and visitors with sustainable urban farming practices.

Time Circus’ fantastic Tree Hotel [3], which featured some crazy recycled tree houses as rooms served as inspiration for their treehouse on Welavert. The cocoon [4] for this garden, which looks like a birds’ nest and is cladded with waterproof tarpaulin—the same material as used in the construction of Frietag bags. Another cute feature from the floating garden is a glazed greenhouse.

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The greenhouse is equipped with basic cooking elements for making delicious vegetarian meals [5] using the garden’s produce. They even have some chickens living at the garden in their own little wooden palace. Local organic [6] apples (this time not from the garden) were used for making juice at a recent floating event.

We caught up with one of Time Circus’ designers, Sebastiaan Boumans, who was building a second floating project next to the garden. The new adventure consists of a traveling floating bar, atelier for artists and kitchen, all in a single boat. He is building it from wood left over [7] from some train tracks and the plan, he said, is to take the floating project to Lisbon and the Czech Republic [8].

+ Time Circus [9]

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URLs in this post:

[1] MAS Museum: http://www.mas.be/

[2] Bonapartedok: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonapartedok

[3] Tree Hotel: http://inhabitat.com/airhotel-6-high-flying-hotel-rooms-made-of-recycled-materials-in-belgium/

[4] cocoon: http://inhabitat.com/6-cozy-cocoons-to-retreat-from-the-world/

[5] meals: http://inhabitat.com/eindhovens-exquisite-food-culture-exhibition-proves-design-can-help-promote-sustainable-eating/

[6] organic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organic_food

[7] wood left over: http://inhabitat.com/recycled-gecekondu-shelter-at-berlins-tempelhof-airport-teaches-kids-about-green-design/

[8] Czech Republic: http://www.czech.cz/

[9] + Time Circus: http://www.timecircus.org/en/

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