The “Square trees” make the Place des Alliés a meeting place, a lively place. They give the square color (also in winter), making it a neighborhood hotspot and also a visual marker at city level. They bring nature to the city by referring to real trees in the nature surrounding the city. Square trees to sit by, hang out and play with, taking advantage of the square.
Squares that people experience as pleasant are often provided with trees. That is difficult here because there is a parking garage under the square. Square trees are the urban variant of the natural trees. Square trees consists of five tree objects with seats. The Square trees can be placed on the square in different ways. For various activities, they can be placed as needed for the activity, they can be moved by means of a pump truck (which they probably have at Aldi).
Involvement of local residents
The Square trees are provided with their species name and coordinates. These coordinates refer to the real trees that inspired the Square trees. In order to determine the silhouettes of trees, we would like to ask local residents and users of the square online to pass on their favorite tree from the Differdange area to us. Ask people to provide a photo, the name and the coordinates (where can the tree be found), but above all to tell them what this tree means to them. That can be the tree in particular, but also the type of tree, which memories, stories or dreams belong to it? From this we choose five different trees. The texts of the stories can be found in the seats. (texts milled into it)
Material and quantity
For the available budget, five Square trees can be made of wood (waterproof plywood). For a more permanent variation we recommend to use steel. Steel is also a better fit for the city because of the local steel industry. The dimensions of the square are large, to make a good gesture that gives the square color and recognisability, five Square trees are the minimum number. This is not feasible within budget. If the Square trees are selected, we would like to see if sponsoring in steel is possible and let the final number of treed depend on that. For milling / jetting the trees from the material, we want to approach a company from Differdange for the execution. No material is lost when making the Square trees, the silhouette that is milled out is used as a tree that is rotated a quarter of a turn with respect to the plate. We also want to ask a company from Differdange to make the texts in the seats. Size In wood : 2.5 x 2.5 m, 3.6 m high In steel: to be determined, may be larger than in wood Colors : different colors of green, with one color yellow and one color blue