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Botanical Research Terrace is an inflatable prosthetic stand-in in for a conservatory and water tank elements of the tower, which were demolished due to structural deterioration. The six-meter high inflatable dimensions were taken from the architects’ plans and elevations. A single transparent membrane separates the interior of the structure from the outside environment creating its own climate independent of the external atmosphere.

Taking reference from the dimensions of the tower, tables were fabricated as stand-ins for the imagined furnishings housed in the original conservatory. These objects revive the physicality of this mutable and ill-defined space. The furniture becomes evocative of human activity within this pressurised chamber.

Collage staff and performers reading a script based on archival data generated by the Phase Two building’s quantity surveyors between 1973 and 1978.
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