Leicester based design agency Wildcard Creative have taken over the underground car-park of the Arne Jacobsen designed Danish Embassy in London for sust-DANE-able, an exhibition of sustainable Danish Architecture. Wildcard transformed the entire space with over 1000 CAD cut cardboard profiles up to 3 metres high, incorporating plasma screens, audio and digital print. The entire installation uses recycled materials and will eventually be recycled at the end of its life.
"The opportunity to showcase forward thinking, sustainable architectural projects in such an unusual yet iconic location just couldn't be missed. Everything we do comes from a sustainable viewpoint, and being able to show just exactly what can be done with the most humble of materials, cardboard, is really exciting for us" says Director Jamie Douglas. Part of London Festival of Architecture, the event is open to the public until 12th July, Tues - Fri 3-7 PM, Saturday 12-4 PM. Prior registration required at http://www.sustdaneable.dk/en
The exhibition is due to travel to other Danish embassies around the globe, schedules to be announced.
Wildcard are based at LCB Depot, a new creative business complex at the heart of Leicester's Cultural Quarter. Wildcard consider every aspect of their projects with a view to sustainability, and were the first exhibition contractor to be audited and achieve Low Carbon Product and Low Carbon Supplier status through Put Something Back, part of the Carbon Clear initiative.
Wildcard believe that a sustainable approach to design shouldn't come at a premium or with any compromise on creativity.