The design of nurseries and vertical orchards corresponds to the second stage of a project promoted by the School of Architecture of the USS, Concepción headquarters, together with CORMA.
students of the San Sebastian UniversityConcepción headquarters, developed a project of Link with the Environment in conjunction with the cholguan school of the region of Ñuble, which aimed to design nurseries and vertical orchards to recover an unused space and encourage agricultural work among schoolchildren. The action gives continuity to a previous project, framed in an alliance between the Timber Corporation, CORMAand the House of Studies.
In the event, the young people presented to the educational community the design of three types of nurseries and modular vertical orchards made of wood, made in the last four months. The purpose is that boys and girls from the establishment learn to plant and grow trees and vegetables in the modular greenhouse, which also included the donation of 80 native trees to start its production.
“We hope that this greenhouse will help us unite the educational community and to work in a good way with the environment, and what better than using wood for its preparation. For us, this alliance with the Wood Corporation and the USS is very important”, established Luis Rubilar, director of the Cholguán School.
Cindy Figueroa, representative of CORMA’s Wood Bioproducts area, stated that the work of the union aims to bring this material closer to the new generations, along with instilling in them the protection of the environment. “The climate crisis motivates us to focus our work on publicizing the benefits of this element as a material, both for construction and for furniture for daily use; its versatility allows us to open new collaborative work spaces”, he indicated.
“These first prototypes of orchards for the schoolyard seek to reactivate this space as a place of permanence, where students can carry out activities of their Ecology workshop and promote the use of wood and work with seedlings”, he detailed Anita Jara, academic of Liaison with the Environment at the School of Architecture from San Sebastian University.
Bastián Sandoval, third year student of the major, valued the opportunity to design furniture for the new generations. “We had not done work like this, on such a large scale. We present it to the students who are going to use them, they were designed for them. We hope that future generations can design similar things and that the workshop continues to grow more and more.”, he pointed out.