Vertical Garden by Patrick Blanc at Paris Design Week
On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, as part of Paris Design Week (9th – 15th September 2013), Patrick Blanc’s L’Oasis D’ Aboukir will be inaugurated. It’s a huge vertical garden/green wall of the type that the artist and botanical researcher has been installing, developing and perfecting since the installation of his Mur Vegetal (Paris) in 1986. Nicknamed “The Green Man”, Blanc is arguably the inventor of the green wall, and has worked his magic indoors and out around the world with such “A-list” architects as Andrée Putman, Jean Nouvel, Herzog & de Meuron, Renzo Piano, and César Pelli.
About this project, he says, “I am very happy to contribute to the welfare and environmental awareness among residents of a historic district in the heart of Paris. The installation took place under optimal conditions in just seven weeks and has enjoyed the best planting times, which are March and April.”