The living wall

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  • This is L’Oasis D’Aboukir (the Oasis of Aboukir), a 25-metre-high green wall that covers a building facade in the second arrondissement of Paris. It’s the creation of botanist and researcher Patrick Blanc, and is made with over 7,500 plants of 237 different species, planted in diagonal waves. The system of climbing plants and vines include knotweed, crimson glory vine, virginia creeper, wisteria, passion-flower, ivy, clematis, honeysuckle, climbing hydrangea.

    Previously a bare concrete facade the ‘living wall‘ adds color and life to the surrounding area. It’s actually just one of more than 120 ‘living walls’ created in the city since 2001. The city has set itself a goal of 100 hectares of green walls by 2020.

    See the Green Wall using Google street view.

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