I am intrigued by the work created by Patrick Blanc
a french botanist and artist. We know all too well
the huge need for green spaces especially in urban
environments, he has a fantastic solution -
Patrick Blanc overgrows the vertical surfaces of
buildings in the most beautiful way.
What he creates is far away from any fancy
horticultural show, his Vertical Garden could rather
be called eco-art, or greener architecture consisting
of a variety of plants trailing gently up any interior
or outside wall. Imagine the Hanging Gardens of ancient
Babylon but this time on modern concrete buildings.
But Patrick is not just simpy putting green on the walls
which last for a day or two: set up with a highly scientific
background he studies the many ways plants adapt
to extreme situations at the CNRS,
the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
in Paris since 1982. Let’s have a closer look at
these organic wallpapers of botanist
Patrick Blanc today.
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At 200 meters long and 12 metres tall,
this vertical garden is an impressive permanent
installation at the Musee du quai Branley in Paris.
The ‘living wall’ was designed and planted by
Patrick Blanc and forms the facade to the museum which was designed by enigmatic French architect Jean Nouvel.