Lausanne, Switzerland is getting a new architectural project that you’ll wish to visit as soon as possible – or even get installed in your own building. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy, and not everybody knows how to do it. Italian Stefano Boeri is going to design “vertical forest” for this town and here is how it’s going to look.
The forest will take place on a building called La Tour des Cedres (or Cedar Trees Tower). It will be 177m high and boast around 3,000 m2 of greenery including, obviously, cedar trees, along with around 6,000 shrubs and over 18,000 plants of all kinds. The project includes building 36 floors of luxurious apartments, office spaces, and even a retail center, and on the top floor there will be a huge restaurant.
La Tour des Cedres is a sustainable building, has solar panels and ground source heat pumps, as well as a rainwater collection system. On the other hand, it requires a lot of reinforced concrete in order to be able to hold so much greenery so high up, so some people argue whether it can be called “sustainable” at all.
Well, if nothing else, it looks really amazing and we do always need more greens around us. La Tour des Cedres will begin construction in 2017 and it will most definitely be a touristic attraction. [via]
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