• L'Oasis D'Aboukir Green Wall in Paris
  • Posted 21 months ago by Jack Lowe · Art & Design · 26810 Views
  • A five-storey block in Paris has become the latest building to have a vertical garden installed. Made with over 7,500 plants, the "green wall" is 25-meters high and was designed by living wall inventor Patrick Blanc. The plant installation is called L'Oasis D'Aboukir (the Oasis of Aboukir) and includes plants from 237 different species, planted in diagonal waves. Planted in the sprint, the plants cover a previously raw concrete facade and add a much-needed splash of life to the surrounding area. Speaking about the installation, Blanc said "I am very happy to contribute to the welfare and environmental consciousness of the inhabitants of a historic district in the heart of Paris." The piece coincides with Paris Design Week which runs from 9 to 15 September, 2013.

    • A pop of colour in the city is always nice
    • ivory Posted 21 months ago · 129 Reply
    • fits in nicely. Job well done...
    • michael Posted 21 months ago · 100 Reply
    • Nice
    • franco Posted 20 months ago · 133 Reply