Keidas is a lush green meeting place in the middle of the city, intended to cultivate faith in the future. The urban garden marked the 80th anniversary of Amos Rex’s owner Konstsamfundet, which wanted to offer it as a greeting to the city of Helsinki and all of its people.
Keidas was made up of 80 wooden frames, which were filled with more than 30 types of herbs, edible flowers and vegetables. Growing in these plant towers were pansies, chillies, tomatoes, strawberries, parsley, sage, lavender, mint, young apple trees and many others. All the plants and construction materials will be re-used after the installation.
Keidas ran from 1 August until 6 September, 2020 when hundreds of plants and apple trees were distributed to school gardens and people in an opent event.
Design: Asmo Jaaksi, JKMM architects
Production: Päivi Raivio, RaivioBumann
Carpentry: Jan Leutola, Treeform
Plants: Labby Garden