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London based architectural studio NEX has designed the Times Eureka Pavilion in London for the 2011 Chelsea Flower Show. In designer’s words, “Undertaken in collaboration with Landscape Designer Marcus Bernett, the project was commissioned by the Times Newspaper in association with Kew Gardens for the 2011 Chelsea Flower Show. The garden explores the significance of plants to science and society, and demonstrates humanities symbiotic interdependence with natural ecosystems. All selected plant species have medicinal, commercial, and industrial uses to underline their importance to our everyday lives.
The design approach is inspired by the cellular structure of plants and processes of plant growth and formation. Using computational genetic algorithms the plant of the garden was grown by capillary branching and subsequent cellular division.