White Forest Tower in Paris Will Fight Climate Change With 2000 Plants

By Kyree Leary
October 26, 2017
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

A new high tower is being constructed in Paris, France, and it will be unlike any other building in the city. Instead, it will be made entirely out of wood, and adorned with a large number of plants. Italian firm Stefano Boeri Architetti is behind the design, which has since been named Forêt Blanche (“White Forest”). Set to be erected in the Parisian suburb of Villiers-sur-Marne, Forêt Blanche will be 54-meters (177 ft) tall and will be covered by nearly 2000 trees, shrubs and plants. …Incorporating thousands of plant-life species into the White Forest’s design wasn’t simply a stylistic choice. …it also wants to contribute to the fight against climate change and promote biodiversity in urban settings.

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