The tree is inhabited by many creatures and characters including birds and bugs.
Simultaneously a transformative artwork and an architectural projection, Urban Tree Project is like a scene from a Hayao Miyazaki film.
Out of the darkness, multiple shoots sprout. Reaching towards the sky, their pencil-like trunks form a small stand of trees. The trees thicken, becoming increasingly more intertwined, and their individual canopies and branches continue to rise vertically, gradually forming a collective canopy above.
Like the inhabitants and vehicles of a large city, beetles, birds, bees and centipedes bravely emerge out of the tree, scurrying around, then vanishing again into the canopy. The tree’s creatures interact with their living home and each other, rhythmically and randomly over the course of a day. Thunder rumbles in the distance, the creatures scurry away, and a sudden downpour triggers the tree to blossom. Flowers yield pods that peel open, dropping seeds that float to the ground. Night falls, the creatures remain, and like cars traversing the arteries of a big city at night, the tree is illuminated with glowing creatures and their pathways.