Eagle House, Bristol
When Immediate Media approached us to help design a space in their new office in Bristol City Centre, we were delighted to collaborate on this project.
Charlie, Director and Lead Consultant at Tree Research, came up with a radical idea to fill a 7 story, glass sided Atrium; a suspended 4m tall trees with its rootball encased in a Dodecahedron, bespoke planter framed by climbers and trailing plants at either end of the Atrium.
Months of work involving many skilled craftsmen and women, numerous nursery visits from our Procurement Manager, Michael and many meetings on site with structural engineers preceded the work.
To install the top, bespoke steel troughs, was a mammoth task. On a scaffolding platform 17m above street level we irrigated and drained the trough to provide a sustainable solution for what could have been a dead space.
5 Scindapsus trebie, 5m tall contract grown plants were installed to trail down with some Sanseveria planted to provide some up right interest.
In the ground floor planter, Trachelospermum and Dicksonia antartica are planted for high impact interest in a very communal area within the office space.
The suspended tree is a Bucida buceras or Black Olive. Hanging in a 1100mm diameter bespoke planter with a built in reservoir, this offers a green chandelier solution to what could have been a wasted space. An open plan stair case in the atrium allows people to admire the tree from any level in the building.
Certainly the most technical installation Tree Research has completed to date.