Lucy Wang

Patrick Blanc is Growing the World's Tallest Vertical Garden in Sydney

by , 09/10/13

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The design of One Central Park combines green space with the built environment by using the lush green tapestry of plants and terraced gardens as physical extensions of the surrounding 6,400 square-meter Central Park. Blanc’s living wall consists of 190 native Australian and 160 exotic plant species and it will cover 50% of the building facade. According to Blanc, the design of the living wall seeks to replicate a natural cliff side and look as if one cut “a giant slice out of the Blue Mountains and put it in the middle of the city.”

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One Central Park will consist of two residential towers that house 624 apartments. A hovering cantilever will contain the tower’s 38 luxury penthouses as well as a heliostat of motorized mirrors that capture and direct sunlight down onto the surrounding gardens. At night, the cantilever will be transformed into a shimmering LED art installation created by light artist Yann Kersalé.

+ Patrick Blanc

+ Jean Nouvel

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3 Comments

  1. Bevin Chu September 13, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Can the vegetation survive? Obviously that is a key consideration. If it can’t, then the whole scheme, the whole concept is a bust.

    But surely there has to be some sort of vegetation, perhaps pesky weeds, that are hardy enough to survive.

    How about Kudzu?

    One website says: “Kudzu vines will cover buildings and parked vehicles over a period of years if no attempt is made to control its growth. A number of abandoned houses, vehicles and barns covered with kudzu can be seen in Georgia and other southern states.”

  2. Bevin Chu September 13, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Sort of “Life After People,” but I like it.

  3. salveveritas September 12, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    If its green it must be good. It is not. Those “green” walls are not so green after all. Their sustainability aspects are quite dubious. They are like patients on the life supporting system. Previously the highest green wall in the world in Sydney suburb of Camperdown also by P. Blanc turned very brown, meaning dead, not so long time ago.You should publish reality pictures as well. Greenidolatory photoshopic orgies are masquerading often questionable development practices.

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