Patrick Blanc's Vertical Gardens – Musée du quai Branly in Paris

January 31, 2011
Evelyn Lee

Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens

by Evelyn Lee, 01/29/11

Patrick Blanc, Le Mur Vegetal, Vertical Garden, Musée du quai Branly, Quai Branly Museum, Living Wall, Jean Nouvel, Paris, France, Green Wall Living ArchitectureVertical Wall on Jean Nouvel’s Musée du quai Branly

Plants have found a home on walls for centuries, but are sometimes incongruous with architecture, often breaking down the structural integrity of a building’s facade. Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Garden System, known as Le Mur Vegetal in French, allows both plants and buildings to live in harmony with one another. The botanist cum vertical landscape designer is probably best know for his gorgeous living wall on the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris (shown above). But Blanc’s Vertical Garden System can be implemented anywhere: indoors or out and in any climatic environment.

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