The Growroom is an urban farming pavilion that enhances our awareness of food production and shared economy by offering a ‘pause’-architecture in the high paced societal scenery.
The jury says
With the Growroom, IKEA’s innovation lab SPACE10 in cooperation with architects Husum & Lindholm, offers a way for even more city slickers to get their hands dirty and put home-grown radishes on the table. The spherical plywood construction is a design that addresses contemporary needs while encouraging social interaction and local involvement. The design appears as a mindful oasis for people to give their brain a break, escape the urban bustle and reconnect with nature. Moreover, the project is democratic in both philosophy and execution, as the design for the Growroom is available free of charge to anyone who wants to build their own urban farm.