Pop-up city book

Flying grass carpet Rotterdam

Pop-up city book.

After the success of the blog ( is now the book: Pop-up city. Both are about the influence of spontaneous, temporary citizen initiatives planned city. The book makes an important argument for an urban planning that sufficient flexibility is built in so there is enough space for innovative and temporary user activity. The book contains over a hundred examples ranging from fun ideas to interesting projects that the urban landscape have changed. This makes the book a nice snapshot of this flow in the urban playground. The Flying Grass Carpet has been published in worlds most important pop-uo book. Check it out!

Joop de Boer / Jeroen Beekmans

Dutch Design Awards

Flying grass carpet Rotterdam


The Flying Grass Carpet has won the Dutch Audi Design Award. Many thanks to all of you who have voted for us.

Essen, Conny Janssen Danst

Essen, 4 July Germany
Sunday the 4th the famous Conny Janssen Danst from Rotterdam gave a marvelous dance performance on the carpet.

Conny Janssen Danst

Shanghai 2010

In September 2010 our Baby Carpet will go to Shanghai and it will participate in an exhibition with the Dutch Design Award winners at the Shanghai Creative Industries Week.


Rolling out the Carpet in Pécs is a lot of fun.



Rotterdam-Maritime Museum 2015

Rotterdam - A floating
Baby Grass Carpet

June 28 - August 20 / 2015

The Flying Grass Carpert

The Baby Grass Carpet is a beautiful green garden-carpet that flies from one location to
other. On 28th of June it is going to be floating at the Maritime Museum during the event
Zomerfeest. You can relax on the Baby Grass Carpet all summer until 20th of August.
You´re welcome to enjoy the sun and the activities on this artwork.
Are you coming?

Rotterdam-Grote Kerkplein 2015

Rotterdam-Grote Kerkplein

April 1 - June 30 / 2015

The Flying Grass Carpert

The world´s largest travelling art-piece is back in Rotterdam after seven years of travels and adventures! From the 2nd of April till the 30th of June The Flying Grass Carpet will green up the Grotekerkplein in Rotterdam.
We invite you for a fantastic opening with a BLISSful picnic, a spectacular dance performance by Conny Janssen Danst, Circus Rotjeknor for children's activities and some cheerful music by DJ Meneer Jansen.
Each destination is special for us, but rolling out The Flying Grass Carpet in Rotterdam is just a bit extra special. We conceptualized and developed this project and Rotterdam was in 2008 one of the first cities where we rolled out The Flying Grass Carpet. It feels great that our Carpet is, after 7 years of travels and more than 20 destinations, back in our hometown. Feel free to enjoy, meet, play and celebrate with us.



CNN 2014

Better by design

The Flying Grass Carpet is named as one of the ten better designs by CNN.

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ShenZhen 2012, China

ShenZhen HK biennale

It was great to be at the ShenZhen Hong Kong Biennale!
From January 7th - February 10th.

SZHK Biennale

Istambul 2010, Turky

Istanbul Capital of Culture 2010


Besiktas Barbaros Park, Istanbul: Opening on September 20.

Besiktas Barbaros Park

17 September- 28 October 2010

Hop on board the Flying Grass Carpet and join it in its quest for adventure and urban leisure.Studio ID Eddy and HUNK-design have designed the Flying Grass Carpet; it’s an instant park that can be unfolded in any city. This way bringing a unique experience of fun and relaxation that can be shared worldwide. Next European Capitals of Culturel.
The Flying Grass Carpet is designed to look like an immense Persian rug with its pattern executed in different types of artificial grass, giving it a typical look and touch. The design consists of different parts that can be adjusted to any location. The size of the Flying Grass Carpet can be altered from 18 by 22 meters to 25 by 36 meters.

  When landed in a city the Flying Grass Carpet is ideal for all kinds of events. As with ordinary parks, people can lie down on the grass or play ball with their friends. But its attractive appearance is also perfect for special events. It’s an excellent spot to have a Frisbee tournament, a city picnic and all sorts of contests and performances.

The Flying Grass Carpet delivers a beautiful alternative for city dwellers to enjoy the city. It brings instant cosiness and a green leisure feeling to any city where it lands. The combination of green, beauty and activity makes the Flying Grass Carpet irresistible!
ist program

On Sept 17: Big opening of The Flying Grass Carpet in Istanbul; at Besiktas Barbaros Park

Creative Streets Program:
September 17: Grand opening
Circus and Acrobatics Activities

September 18:
Circus and Acrobatics Activities
Marianna Maieru and Pera Flamenco Dance Show

September 19:
Circus and Acrobatics Activities

September 20:
Circus and Acrobatics Activities

September 21:
Circus an Acrobatics activities
"Flashmob - Song Epedemic" Performance

September 22:
Circus and acrobatics Activities
"Flashmob - Postcard" Performance

September 23: Zita Herman Seminar: Circus Education in Europe
Circus an Acrobatics activities
Break Dance Jam Session

September 24:
Circus an Acrobatics activities
Circus Cabaret
Trixx Duo - Juggling show
Magma Fire theatre

September 25:
Circus an Acrobatics activities
Body Percussion Performance
DJ Capuzzi an Senorita X - a Show made of love
Company CirkuSzinhaz - circus theatre show
Magma Firetheatre

September 26:
Circus and Acrobatics Activities
"Flashmob - Slow Motion" Performance
DJ Capuzzi an Senorita X - a Show made of love
Trixx Duo - Juggling show
Company CirkuSzinhaz - circus theatre show
Kabile Alternative Dance Group - Fireshow

October 3: Rotterdam Day, with a wonderful picnic performance by BLISS

October 16: Jochen Leuf and the Beat Cooperation (D)
Nu Park (TR)


Istanbul (T) Besiktas, Barbaros Park