From 20 August to 11 September 2021, the Grüne Soße Festspiele (Green Sauce Festival) will be held for the first time as an open-air festival on the Rossmarkt in Frankfurt’s city centre – covered by a 750m2 event canopy. For the entrance area of this special location, schneider+schumacher is supporting the organisers with the design of a green wall: 108 Euro-pallets planted with herbs together form a 45-metre-long and 4-metre-high sign for more greenery in a liveable city.
Before the Euro-pallets are planted with herbs, the Frankfurt street artist Justus Becker, alias COR, will apply giant graffiti to the climate wall, creating an overall work of art. The individual 120 cm x 80 cm herb pallets can be purchased now for 250 euros each at Grie Soß United. After the end of the festival, they can be used to green-up one’s own space or given as a gift to a school, day-care centre or other social institution, which can then use these individual “climate units” to re-design their gardens and outdoor areas.
Astrid Wuttke, partner at schneider+schumacher, is particularly concerned about Frankfurt’s cultural scene: “Fortunately, we architects have come through the pandemic quite unscathed so far. With our contribution to the green pallet wall, we are supporting those involved in culture in Frankfurt and helping to turn the Rossmarkt into a herb garden for three weeks – right in the middle of the city.”