Creating a Culture of Rewilding with Therme Group
This expansive forest building collaboration will establish vital biodiversity restoration hubs at Therme Group wellbeing centres all over the world.
Therme Group’s cultural initiative has as its core mission the goal of redressing modern life’s separation for the restorative power of nature and the fostering of new forms of creative experience and expression. The partnership respects the way cohabitation with our environment is not only essential for human health, but necessary for a new holistic cultural attitude. By planting native trees and thus designing urban areas with the wellbeing of humans and all species in mind, Therme Group facilitates a fundamental symbiotic realignment.
Broomfield Forest — Glasgow, UK
Broomfield Forest will bring nature closer for Glasgow’s urban dwellers. Located in a park directly opposite Balornock Primary school, the area is a community hub that contains many sports pitches. While relatively green, the area lacks abundant wildlife and ecological richness. It has been overlooked in regards to tree-planting initiatives in recent years. Broomfield Forest will create a dense native forest, restoring a pocket of land where flora and fauna can thrive and human health flourish.
The forest will support the learning and wellbeing of Balornock Primary students, whose two acre grounds comprise mainly of hard paving without any trees or plants. Developing the awareness for these youth will help build a culture of appreciation for the natural world and their vital place within it.
“The Gaia hypothesis introduced by James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis in the 1970s requires a radical shift in how we approach design processes: if planet earth is a self-regulating system creating the macro and micro climate and regulating its temperature, we need to move from “building” cities to “growing” them. This will require the same radical shift in our cultural adaptation and perspective as was provided in the 1920s through the Bauhaus movement. The “growing” is exactly what SUGi enables for Therme Groups urban development solutions.”
— Mikolaj Sekutowicz, CEO and Curator Therme Art
Partners in Rewilding
We embrace partners who share our vision of building biodiversity and green infrastructure. Each strategic collaboration is uniquely tailored.
We rewild with visionaries from iconic global brands to sustainable start ups, from city officials to pioneering designers, architects, and artists.