• L'Oasis D'Aboukir Green Wall in Paris
  • Posted 22 months ago by Jack Lowe · Art & Design · 28054 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 22 months ago · 141 Reply
    • fits in nicely. Job well done...
    • michael Posted 22 months ago · 112 Reply
    • Nice
    • franco Posted 22 months ago · 146 Reply