The Flower Tower, a residential building surrounded by balconies of plants, will make its debut on March 25-27 at an outdoor landscaping show in the United Arab Emirates, Emirates 24/7 reported on Monday.
The tower is the creation of French architect Edouard Francois, and is designed to be an extension of surrounding parks, blending gardens with concrete and glass to create the illusion that although spectators are in an urban area, they are surrounded by forests.
The tower will be presented by Italian company Teracrea at the Outdoor Design Build & Supply Show at the Dubai World Trade Center.
The show aims to encourage greenery, plants and plant systems in architecture and outdoor design.
“Teracrea is a brand new concept of design in the greenery of outdoor environments, and the Flower Tower is an extension of this philosophy,” the company’s export manager Lamberto Scalabrin told Emirates 24/7.
“The building will be encircled by plants blending perfectly with the surroundings and using centralized automatic irrigation. From every room in every apartment, the view will be filtered by plant life, giving the impression that there is a garden directly outside one’s window,” he added.