Vertical garden

 How can we add to our cities more green enviroment? Patrick Blanc,  botanist/designer, was able to give an answer: he created vertical garden walls for outdoor uses. “My scientific approach is essential for designing the whole system and for selecting the plant species suitable for each peculiar location” he says.




He wants to inspire city planners, designers, and individual inhabitants to look for inventive ways to create a more organic and healthy environment to live in. As he knows all the type of plants existing on the earth he knows also that they can grow also in vertical and sometimes also without ground so he selects the plants to suit the climatic conditions and he adds to his project. The system is composed of three parts: a metal frame, a PVC(polivinilcloruro a type of material) layer and a layer of felt where water and fertilizer flow regulated by a timer. This idea is good under an aesthetic and energetic profile (CO2 reduction and emission of oxygen)and also because isolate acoustically and the temperature between the outside and inside. Of course there are also a disadvantage: the cost is roughly €600 per sq m.  In Milan we can see an example of this project in  corso di Porta Ticinese 93 (Enel’s initiative). 




It is used also for the Louis Vuitton store’s facade. Under a research on brand’s percepition the message that cames out is to create  a LV building “alive” as people can experience this “aliveness” when they own and use a LV product.



3 comments so far

  1. ami on

    i saw garden on top of the roof. but garden walls, this is my first time. nice blog.
    best regards from indonesia.

  2. steef on

    does anybody know what the first project shown is? thanx

  3. Sabrina on

    It is the Musée du quai Branly, known in English as the Quai Branly Museum. It’s a museum in Paris, that exhibits indigenous art, cultures and civilizations from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. What you can see is its vertical garden, creation of the designer Patrick Blanc. Thank for the question…bye! 😉

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