Arla, the Danish dairy giant, can be artistic.
A massive installation in the centre of Copenhagen, made entirely out of the iconic green plastic milk crate. Uyen, my friend from Yale, is an intern at Henning Larsen. Always onto the city’s architectural happenings, she invited me along with her friends.
As Arla calls it, ‘Milk City‘.
The giant cartons were hollow and accessible, becoming immense rooms to explore. There was an area to sample different types of milk, and a couple milk bars with nominally-priced milk-based drinks.
Fruit smoothies, espresso-laced concoctions, a chai – but my favourite was a small tonic with liquorice (of course) and something green I can’t remember, wheatgrass maybe?
They even got the detailing on the label – instead of expiration, the dates the installation was open.
The sheer vastness. A marvel of temporary architecture.
The texture of the city changes and becomes a membrane for considering the edible.