Tuesday, 5 May 2020

over the hedge

Clad in eight kilometres of hardy, living hornbeam (Hainbuche Hecke) local architectural studio Ingenhoven has recently completed its landscaping of an office block in the heart of the city of Düsseldorf (previously), creating Europe’s largest green façade. Although as is the problem with most bold architecture is that it’s mostly lost on the occupants and can only be properly appreciated from afar, above, it is nonetheless the sort of innovative intervention that we need to see developed and while probably not half so sustainable, the neat hedgerows askance look like a vineyard and seem ideal for the city.