Italian designer Stefano Boeri Architetti has unveiled another of its trademark vertical forest, this time located in Villiers sur Marne, 14.8km from the centre of Paris.
ForÃªt Blanche will be a 54m-high mixed-used building covered by 2,000 trees, shrubs and plants. These will give it a green surface equivalent to a hectare of forest, or 10 times its site area.
The development will have a wooden structure, and will host residential apartments on the upper floors, offices and commercial services in the lower part. There will be a mix of terraces and balconies on all four sides.
ForÃªt Blanche is part of a larger development called Balcon sur Paris. Other buildings have been designed by Freancoi-Japanese firm Kengo Kuma & Associates and France’s Oxo Architectes among others.
It has also designed the La Cour Verte project for Balcon sur Paris, a building with courtyard, whose roof touches the ground and, at the centre, a hanging garden with a 600 sq m mantle planted with grasses.
Images courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architetti