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384ft-Tall Apartment Tower To Be World’s First Building Covered In Evergreen Trees
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384ft-Tall Apartment Tower To Be World’s First Building Covered In Evergreen Trees

Stefano Boeri, an Italian architect with an affinity for innovative green structures, is set to build a 117m-tall (384ft) apartment tower in Lausanne, Switzerland, that will be the first building in the world to be covered in evergreen trees.

The 36-story green tower, aptly named “La Tour des Cedres” (The Tower of Cedars), will be home to more than 100 trees, 6,000 shrubs and 18,000 plants spread over roughly 3,000 square meters of green space. The plants will protect the apartments inside from harsh winds, dust, and noise pollution, and will offer a more pleasant view of the city.

This tower will be the second project of its kind by Boeri. He previously designed two 112m towers in Milan as well.

More info: stefanoboeriarchitetti.net | Facebook (h/t: mymodernmet, designboom)

Stefano Boeri’s  117m-tall (384ft) apartment tower will be the first vertical evergreen forest in the world

“La Tour des Cedres” (The Tower of Cedars) will have more than 100 trees, 6,000 shrubs and 18,000 plants over 3,000 square meters

The plants will protect residents from dust, noise pollution and harsh wind

Below are two similar towers that Boeri has already built in Milan:

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AnnieHaslam
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6 years ago

How will he stop the roots destroying the fabric of the buildings? Plant a tree, or even a small shrub, on a wall and the wall will burst apart after a few years. Will they need watering & feeding, like plants in pots on patios, or hanging baskets? Even in the wettest weather they need watering. The weight of the trees, earth & water must be massive & require enormous reinforcement to the structure, even before you get people, furniture, baths & appliances inside. It's an awesome idea, but is it realistic on this scale?

DariaB
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6 years ago

I thought the same things as you, but then, im Seoul, I've seen plenty of rooftop gardens (which include trees as well, obviously), so maybe they found a way for it to actually work... But I bet the maintaince must be costly...

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DavidMarkovič
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6 years ago

Ok, I want to see this building 50 years later..

AurōraLa
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6 years ago

stay alive by then...

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ShivanjaliShankar
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6 years ago

I saw something similar in Milan. Looked absolutely beautiful! But in winters its looks dead.

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AnnieHaslam
Community Member
6 years ago

How will he stop the roots destroying the fabric of the buildings? Plant a tree, or even a small shrub, on a wall and the wall will burst apart after a few years. Will they need watering & feeding, like plants in pots on patios, or hanging baskets? Even in the wettest weather they need watering. The weight of the trees, earth & water must be massive & require enormous reinforcement to the structure, even before you get people, furniture, baths & appliances inside. It's an awesome idea, but is it realistic on this scale?

DariaB
Community Member
6 years ago

I thought the same things as you, but then, im Seoul, I've seen plenty of rooftop gardens (which include trees as well, obviously), so maybe they found a way for it to actually work... But I bet the maintaince must be costly...

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DavidMarkovič
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6 years ago

Ok, I want to see this building 50 years later..

AurōraLa
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6 years ago

stay alive by then...

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ShivanjaliShankar
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6 years ago

I saw something similar in Milan. Looked absolutely beautiful! But in winters its looks dead.

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