Spent Grain - Syd For Solen

Type: Project
By: Djernes & Bell, Natural Materials Studio
Location: Søndermarken, Copenhagen
Year: 2022
Published: 10 Jun 2022
Djernes & Bell architects have designed the structures and pavilions for Syd For Solen. The pavilion designs are inspired by Søndermarken and its important cultural heritage as a romantic garden. Romantic philosophy pondered the connection of humankind to nature via a harmonious co-existence and this was expressed via a new form of naturalistic garden and an appreciation of natural beauty and the sublime. Historical depictions of romantic garden follies in Søndermarken Copenhagen have inspired a new set of follies or pavilions which aim to illustrate interconnectedness and a regenerative material culture by showcasing circular or bio-based local materials and building crafts.
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Photo: Hampus Berndtson
In close collaboration with Humble & Curious creative consultancy, Djernes & Bell invited artists & craftsfolk working within bio-based regenerative fields to communicate the hope that lies within increased sensitivity to material connectedness and bio-ethics.

The primary structures were designed as scaffolding frameworks and were inspired by historic timber-frame constructions. Danish Scaffolding Service, a local scaffolding contractor assisted with the crafting of this utmost circular system - some elements which have been in circulation for over 70 years. This enabled a no-dig build and created the framework for artists and craftsmen to showcase their materials.

Photos: Djernes & Bell, Hampus Berndtson
Djernes & Bell collaborated with natural materials specialist Bonnie Hvillum (Natural Materials Studio) in producing bio-textiles out of the spent grain from Tuborg/ Carlsberg's beer production. These translucent fabrics urge beer-drinkers to contemplate the origins of things, and the intrinsic connection between landscapes, place and product. Here the grains provide shelter and atmosphere as well as the organic beer that can be enjoyed.

The artists & craftsmen offered educational workshops during the production of the installations, where participants could learn about building with earth, thatching or making bio-textiles, and after that have their work as part of the larger art installations.

After the festival, the earth was returned to the gardeners, the thatch was collected as yealms for re-use, textiles and off-cut furniture stored for use next year and the scaffolding returned to the system.