French architect hopes to branch out in Dubai

A French architect is hoping to build the Middle East’s first tower covered in trees and pot plants in Dubai.

Dubbed the "Flower Tower", the concept would create the impression that residents are surrounded by forest.

Architect Edouard Francois’ concept has already been tried in Paris

French architect Edouard Francois already has constructed a nine-storey residential building using the design in Paris (pictured).

It includes plants built into façades and balconies and gardens blended with concrete and glass.

The idea will be presented by Italian company Teracrea at the Outdoor Design Build & Supply Show at the Dubai World Trade Centre running from 25-27 March.

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