Gallery: ACROS: A Giant Japanese Pyramid Blanketed in Green Grass


Pyramid architecture always catches our attention, and this gorgeous grass-clad example in Japan has us drooling - especially because it actually exists (not usually the case with these types of megastructures). Okay, you caught us - the building, called ACROS, isn't really a pyramid (it's more like a ziggurat), but whatever you call it, you can't deny the awe that its enormous terraced green roof inspires. Alive with 5,000 thriving plants representing 76 species, the mixed use structure that spills into a park serves as a calming oasis for the city of Fukuoka.

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  1. David Kowalski February 17, 2015 at 6:43 am

    Can we please have an alien versus predator tournament at the location?

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  3. gillyleach July 23, 2010 at 7:12 am

    It would be great to have a plant list and some idea of the medium in which they are grown. Any more info available on the planting and as to the architect’s collaboration with a landscape architect on this wonderful creation?

  4. davidwayneosedach July 22, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    How tranquil looking! I love this design.

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