02 Nov '14, 12am

The Worlds Tallest Vertical Garden Lives and Breathes in Sydney

Designed by Parisian architect Jean Nouvel in collaboration with French artist and botanist Patrick Blanc , One Central Park’s living green facade exhibits 250 species of native Australian flowers and plants. Its vines and foliage intertwine between each floor on lush balconies, in a vertical continuation of the park below. The living and breathing structure was thoughtfully curated to ensure that every aspect of the design serves a significant purpose. This is especially apparent in the gleaming assembly of motorized mirrors that rests atop the towers, designed to capture sunlight and direct rays down onto the living landscape below. As the sun sets, the enigmatic structure transforms into a glittering display of LED lights designed by renowned lighting artist Yann Kersalé . Related: Rainwater-Harvesting Vertical Garden Flourishes on the Facade of Barcelona’s Raval Theatr...

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