You know that old saying that kids prefer to enjoy the box the Christmas present arrived in more so than the actual Christmas present? This is that x1000. The project is by French artist Olivier Grosset?te and aimed to create monumental structures based on medieval forts or historic structures which were in the region at one time. It’s all done using recyclable cardboard and packing tape. I love that it follows the ideology of reduce, reuse and recycle because the project reused cardboard and when it was done recycled it all. It inspires and educates both about how we can have fun with simple things and also discusses the architectural history of the region. I loved this.
The locations were;
- Williamson Square, Liverpool city centre
- Ashton Park, West Kirby (sadly the rain got to the cardboard and it collapsed)
- Knowsley Safari Park
- Norton Priory, Halton
- Victoria Square, St Helens,
- Bootle Leisure Centre, by The Strand