Grow rooms – unique vertical gardens
at Aleja Bielany

Lush, ball-shaped gardens which one may enter and enjoy, sitting down on a bench and admiring dense vegetation...and there's more - you can create them yourself. Sounds mysterious? We present grow gardens + spheric plant vertical structures designed by a Danish studio Space10 in cooperation with IKEA, currently built by Aleja Bielany and available for each and every visitor of the centre.

The background

Shrinking food resources, decreasing cropland surfaces, mass system of food production and booming urbanisation – these challenges face modern civilization and stand behind the efforts of many scientists as well as designers seeking good solutions to fight them. 

The search for sustainable solutions to modern problems related to wasting food and, at the same time, the necessity to continuously increase its supply have led the architects, Sine Lindholm and Madsa-Ulrika Husuma, towards urban agriculture – individual and neighbourhood farming in gardens, on squares or in homes.

Grow rooms at Aleja Bielany
Grow rooms at Aleja Bielany

This idea was the beginning of works on the unique vertical garden – Grow room, enabling planting many different plants on a relatively small surface. A furniture piece filled with vegetables, fruits or herbs from the bottom to the top, defined as “food-producing architecture” was to become an artistic exploration of an outstanding urban agriculture potential. 

In order to popularize the idea of autonomous cultivations, the project of a grow room along with an assembly manual was uploaded for free downloading so that everyone can create their own vertical garden.

Hence, we truly encourage you to explore individual and neighbourhood cultivations!

Today, in the premises of our centre, you will be able to admire two grow rooms, built according to the manual and filled with vivid plants. Everyone is free to come inside, appreciate the view of plants and get inspired to create their own vegetable garden and herbarium!

Come and see for yourself!

If you're wondering how to care for plants properly, download our Flower Manual.

Grow rooms at Aleja Bielany
Grow rooms at Aleja Bielany
Grow rooms at Aleja Bielany
Grow rooms at Aleja Bielany
Grow rooms at Aleja Bielany