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Giuliano Mauri

Italy Architecture Art Installation Performance

The Vegetale Cathedral of Giuliano Mauri, has the size of a real gothic cathedral: she comprises three aisles formed by twelve meters high and one meter in diameter eighty columns of twisted branches, within each column is planted a young hornbeam. These plants will grow by around 50 centimeters every year. With the cuts and the pruning she will be adapted to form a real Vegetale Cattedrale. The structure has a square base of 82 meters for 15, the height of 12 meters and covers an area of 1,230 square meters. Over the years, the built to accompany the growth of the plants support-columns, will rot and will leave the place to the hornbeams.

Lodi Vecchio. (Italy)