Tour Vegetale de Nantes Has an Organic Shape and Purpose

 - Jul 15, 2011
References: dezeen & designbuzz
There are more and more architecture concepts and projects that are incorporating either full-out vertical gardens along their exteriors or simply more plants visible from the outside; take the Tour Vegetale de Nantes, for example. A stunning structure, it already has an organic presence even without the trees lining each floor.

Designed by Edouard François, Tour Vegetale de Nantes ensures that residents breathe in nothing but fresh air. Considering that the forests are quickly dwindling, these man-made ones that also serve as great apartment alternatives are the perfect solution. Each floor is surrounded by stainless steel tubes acting as the base and green plants that envelope the outer facade for a forestlike look.

Tour Vegetale de Nantes will mainly use chasmophites plants from Nantes, which are typically grown in rocky areas and thus don't need much water.