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The world’s tallest vertical garden in Sydney

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Inhabitat has a post on Sydney’s coolest green building, Central Park (it’s actually been up for a few years now but the picture gallery is worth a look) – The world’s tallest vertical garden lives and breathes in Sydney.

The world’s tallest vertical garden now graces the Sydney skyline in the form of a towering residential high rise cloaked in living forestry. The highly anticipated One Central Park is now complete – and it features a park of its own that climbs 166 meters into the sky in a breathtaking marriage of architecture and nature. The intricate project created by Jean Nouvel and Patrick Blanc reminds us all that the natural world can thrive in harmony with the built urban environment. Indeed, it should.

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13 Comments on "The world’s tallest vertical garden in Sydney"

  1. dave thompson on Fri, 3rd Feb 2017 8:27 am 

    What kind of silly idea is this? Somehow we are to believe that by building more energy sucking multi story steel glass and concrete urban structures, we are saved! Oh look we planted some greens too, now the world is a human constructed sustainable garden of Eden.An utter stink of human excrement and hubris.

  2. Jef on Fri, 3rd Feb 2017 9:47 am 

    Now if only we can get some raised bed planters on Larry Ellison’s mega-yacht Musashi all will be right in the world.

  3. Davy on Fri, 3rd Feb 2017 10:38 am 

    This This reminds me of my time in Madrid in mid 80’s. There are some beautiful buildings in Madrid with hanging vegetation. I find Madrid one of the nicest cities I have ever been to. This building referenced is too high. In the old part of Madrid the general size is half that. This is in fact a very good size for the coming down turn. Today’s cities full of high rises are going to be slums one day. Manhattan will be a no-go-zone of falling glass and other dangers. We need to redesign our cities more towards what the Romans did. They had a height I believe that was not over 7 floors. Something like that. This idea of vegetation built into the building is awesome.

  4. Sissyfuss on Fri, 3rd Feb 2017 10:45 am 

    Most buildings will take on this appearance after the collapse as Nature reclaims its rightful and dominant role as master of all.

  5. Davy on Fri, 3rd Feb 2017 11:03 am 

    Right Siss, like that documentary “Life after People”

  6. Apneaman on Fri, 3rd Feb 2017 12:04 pm 

    Oh ya, the future of growing food in Australia looks bright.

    Qld, NSW outback towns to reach high 40s as heatwave sweeps across eastern Australia

    AGW is killing man’s best friend.

    Queensland police dog dies in heatwave conditions

    “BOM forecaster Vinord Anand said it was the hottest February day in the town since records began more than 50 years ago.

    “The record before yesterday was 39 degrees, which was in February 1983,” he said.

    The hot weather claimed an unlikely victim on Thursday, when eight-year-old police dog Waco died from heat stroke after chasing an offender.”

    RIP Waco

    Sooner or later many dogs will be on the menu.

  7. Apneaman on Fri, 3rd Feb 2017 1:30 pm 

    How the Great Phosphorus Shortage Could Leave Us All Hungry

    “You know that greenhouse gases are changing the climate. You probably know drinking water is becoming increasingly scarce, and that we’re living through a mass extinction.

    But when did you last worry about phosphorus?

    It’s not as well-known as the other issues, but phosphorus depletion is no less significant. After all, we could live without cars or unusual species, but if phosphorus ran out we’d have to live without food.”

    “…we’re living through a mass extinction.”

    Ya, for now.

  8. JuanP on Fri, 3rd Feb 2017 3:57 pm 

    Davy “We need to redesign our cities more towards what the Romans did. They had a height I believe that was not over 7 floors.”
    I have always thought that 7 floors should be the maximum allowed. And most buildings could be 4 or 5 floors. The old European capitals are full of buildings like this. Anything higher than that needs elevators. The higher a building is the less useful it will become. I live in a 20 floor condo and I think it is insane to build highrises this tall.

  9. makati1 on Fri, 3rd Feb 2017 6:20 pm 

    JuanP, I live in one 35 stories tall and look across the intersection at a new one that is 60 stories tall. I also see 8 more going up in the 25% of the city I can see from my windows on the 27ht floor.

    ALL of them will be useless when the electric that powers their elevators and pumps water to the tanks on the top ends. I have resisted buying a condo here for that reason. The one bedroom condo (400sf) I live in could have been bought for about $40K.

    But, consider the land needed to house those same condo residents if the limit was 6-7 floors. And it would be ex-farmland covered with buildings like in the U$. There are about 1,000 humans in my condo which covers about 1/2 hectare (1 1/4 acre). Humans have become hive animals. Borg?

  10. Kevin Cobley on Fri, 3rd Feb 2017 7:20 pm 

    Walk past this piece of crap building a few times a week, close up it’s a shocker, but a lot better than the brewery that was there before it which stank for a couple of kilometers around it. Sydney now is just huge development site with all vacant and low building height areas being redeveloped into huge towers.

  11. Keith McClary on Fri, 3rd Feb 2017 9:52 pm 

    @Kev Boom fueled by foreign money, I hear.

  12. joe on Sat, 4th Feb 2017 1:43 am 

    With 50% of the world’s humans living in urban environments its good to see an effort to connect them with nature. Birds will nest there and that will attract their predators as well like hawks and even eagles.

  13. Davy on Sat, 4th Feb 2017 6:24 am 

    It is best to look at the urban this way. 50% of humans will soon be 50% and maybe one more 50% and then maybe there will be a balanced urban environment. If you are in a mega urban area and most are in some degree mega you are facing death and thinking you are fine. How can all this not work you are thinking. It always has so it should. We have smart people who are working together you muse. You tell yourself they are going to continue to work together because they are making money doing it. BIG MTF LOL. Try again chumps. Go local or you won’t go at all. Many locals are doomed too but it will only be in locals away from the mega “urbans” where survival will be possible.

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