Biodiversity Façade | laud8
Posted on March 21, 2011 by laud8
In central Copenhagen a living map of Europe has appeared on the facade of the European Environment Agency (EEA) offices. Designed by architect Johanna Rossbach, with Mangor & Nagel Arkitektirma, the vegetative, custom-fitted screen celebrates the old continent’s biodiversity, with plants arranged according to their respective regional origins.
Reflecting a burgeoning trend toward living facades in urban contexts, the forward-thinking project stresses the use of indigenous species when choosing to ‘green’ the urban environment, an essential step toward the preservation of local ecologies.