213 Rue du Fbg St Antoine 75011 - Paris
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Paris - first prize
The D2 tower gardens brings in a smooth manner the high altitude rain forest theme, “ bosque de nieblas”. More than a reconstructed ecosystem, it’s a matter to evoke this such particular atmosphere that we encounter as soon as the relief comes to catch the clouds daily. The tower exhibition and insertion in the vertical landscape density of la Défense make the hole garden a place principally shady. Starting from the bottom platform, a thick forest from which rise the tower, the vertical garden then develops along the building inside a whole of alveoli. It ends on top of the tower with the Nothofagus grove, a peaceful and mysterious garden. With Antony Bechu and Tom Sheean, 2008.