It was Patrick Blanc who pioneered making sustainable vertical gardens. He is a French botanist, working at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, where he specializes in plants from tropical forests. His house epitomizes his dreams, and literally materialializing with him, with all the sidewalls and nooks full of tropical plants. From there, his projects turned up in most big cities of the word. They are like monuments built to honor him. He is trying to bring nature with fresher air to people in big cities, in turn creating a better quality of life.
These look like normal window sill ornamental plants. They are small to medium size plants with flowers. Then have a second look, there are wires that guides their growths upwards and maybe downwards. They are well maintained, growing well and beautiful.
One Central Park Sydney Tower by Jean Nouvel together with Patrick Blanc is now the World's Tallest Vertical Garden. The living wall is a 166 meter facade with 190 native Australian and 160 exotic plants. The towers are 116 metres and 64.5 metres in height, with 624 residential apartments, and also include shops, cafes, restaurants and office units. Regular guided tours to the gardens are available.
"The building, together with my vertical garden, will be an architectural work floating in the air, with plants growing on the walls – it will create a very special result that will be very new to Sydney," said Blanc.