Six-Story Vertical Garden Sprouts in San Vicente Town Square

by , 08/04/10

vertical garden, jose maria chofre, san vicente, spain, green design,

The six-story vertical garden consists of a metal frame structure built on a dividing wall between the library and an existing apartment building. Plants are inserted into the frame between two metal grids using synthetic felted material, which can be easily accessed from several corridors in the back and can be replaced. A suspended scaffold hangs from the front and allows workers to prune or replace plants as necessary.

Various species of flora and herbaceous plants are planted throughout the installation – one type of plant per square, with smaller plants at the top and ivy and ferns at the bottom. The lush ferns and ivy provide a cool courtyard entrance, which is located where the vertical garden meets the library’s door.

Via Urbanarbolismo

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  1. sappy April 9, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    WOW!!! What a neat way to bring the life and vitality of plants to the city!!! These ideas have us wondering how we can incorporate something SMALLER(!!) here at home!

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  3. manny August 18, 2010 at 7:05 pm


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  5. davidwayneosedach August 6, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    I give it to the Spanish! That’s fantastic.

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