Clearpoint Tower in Sri Lanka Will Become the World’s Tallest Vertical Garden

by , 02/11/14



Clearpoint Tower, Milroy Perera Associates, Sri Lanka architecture, vertical gardens, residential towers, world's tallest garden, natural ventilation, solar power, solar panels, Mäga Engineering, drip irrigation, plant irrigation, reduced heat gain

The tower will be located 10 kilometers from the center of Colombo, the largest city in Sri Lanka, overlooking the Diyawanna Lake in Kotte. To minimize solar heat gain, the architects have designed the entire building such that no glass surfaces are directly exposed to sunlight.

Air conditioning is reduced to a minimum thanks to the optimal orientation of apartments, which allows for natural ventilation. In addition, the plants will act as sound and heat buffers and provide cleaner air. The vertical garden will be watered using an automated drip irrigation system that saves water and works independently from the occupants. Some of the building’s energy requirements will be met via solar panels installed on the roof and will be used for public lighting, elevators, recycling systems and other utilities.

+ Clearpoint Tower

+ Milroy Perera Associates

Via Fubiz, Archdaily

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3 Comments

  1. Anton Lambert July 26, 2015 at 2:37 am

    Fantastic!

    Bugs and pests!!?? You mean nesting song birds and butterflies? I guess just enjoy them.

    The plantings will need very basic care for pests and diseases that affect plants so they grow their best but Im thinking these will be minimal as nature creates its own balance between pests and their predators.

    Climbing rats could be a problem but I imagine the lower area or floor will be such that rats even snakes can’t get into the planting, maybe its on stilts.

    Ideally there should be a water catchment area on the roof that directs the rainwater into the root zone, and the building should be broad at the bottom narrower on top so light and rain gets to the plants all around. This is not clear in the visualisation.

  2. Mason Lee April 1, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    @JASON; They can eat them, increasing the sustainability of the building. or buy mortein. Probably not much different to having a backyard.

  3. Jason Martin February 16, 2014 at 10:39 am

    What will they do about bugs and other pests that are attracted to the greenery right on their building?

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