Pixel Park

One of courtyards at Ericsson’s headquarters has been transformed into a park in which parts of the vegetation have been pixelated and shaped into three-dimensional objects. Pixel Park features thousands of cubes of varying shades of green and brown, combining to form sculptures of a tree, a bush, and a climbing vine. The digital technology that pulsates throughout Ericsson’s campus appears to have spread to nature itself, creating low-resolution shapes at the nexus of technology and biology.

This digital look has also spread to square containers growing edible plants such as lettuce, tomato, and basil in strictly boxed-off sections. The pixel sculptures emerge and blend with the vegetation, which is allowed to run wild at the end of the season. The paving stones also consist of squares in a grey-and-white pixelated pattern. If visitors look carefully, they may notice that the stones form a QR code in a gigantic, user-unfriendly format.

Illustration by Johan Mets
"Pixel Park (Bush)." Anodized aluminum cubes, 50 x 35 cm. Photo: Måns Berg
"Pixel Park (Tree)." Anodized aluminum cubes, 150 x 70 cm. Photo: Måns Berg
"Pixel Park (Vine)." Anodized aluminum cubes, 160 x 85 cm. Photo: Måns Berg
"Pixel Park," Qr-code-paved stone yard. Paving stones, 6 x 6 m. Photo: Måns Berg
QR code
Tree, model


Photos: Studio Bigert & Bergström

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