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West Coast Green's Pollution-Protecting Wooden Structures

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Oct 9, 2009   Updated: May 19 2011 • References: thenaturalbuilders
The bamboo biofilter rods at West Coast Green not only look like elegant decorative canopies, they also provide an eco-friendly service to the surrounding area.

Despite being an experimental installation, the tent-like bamboo biofilter structures are providing support for hanging gardens of marsh grass. These bamboo biofilters were a collaboration of The Natural Builders, Design Ecology, Floating Islands and Bertotti Landscaping.

Implications - The environmentally friendly wave continues to increase with city structures. The city or town wants to be seen as eco-friendly and environmentally as well as socially responsible. By incorporating biofilter rods such as West Coast Green did, the city projects an eco-chic image that people will want to see for themselves.