Natura Nostra Forest — South Bank
Giving nature a chance to thrive within the brutalist architecture of the Southbank
Located within the iconic Southbank complex and in connection with Hayward Gallery, this unique project will restore a pocket of native British ecosystem in the heart of London, supporting the wellbeing of both people and planet.
Set to be planted in line with the Hayward Gallery’s international group exhibition ‘Dear Earth: Art and Hope in a Time of Crisis’, the project aligns with the aims of the exhibition: hoping to inspire joy, empathy and a re-enchantment with the world.
Natura Nostra Forest — South Bank will be fully accessible to the public and situated on a 75 Sq m ground-level terrace where it will rewild the celebrated brutalist architecture of the area. The forest will instigate a conversation between the concrete surroundings and Nature, restoring the sights and sounds of the natural world in a place that celebrates the wonders of human creativity.
Within a chaotic concrete jungle, the forest will be a restorative and awe-inspiring space for the millions of people who visit London’s Southbank each year.
Forest Maker James Godfrey-Faussett