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384ft-Tall Apartment Tower To Be World’s First Building Covered In Evergreen Trees

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Stefano Boeri, an Italian architect with an affinity for innovative green structures, is set to build a 117m-tall (384ft) apartment tower in Lausanne, Switzerland, that will be the first building in the world to be covered in evergreen trees.

The 36-story green tower, aptly named “La Tour des Cedres” (The Tower of Cedars), will be home to more than 100 trees, 6,000 shrubs and 18,000 plants spread over roughly 3,000 square meters of green space. The plants will protect the apartments inside from harsh winds, dust, and noise pollution, and will offer a more pleasant view of the city. This tower will be the second project of its kind by Boeri. He previously designed two 112m towers in Milan as well.

Stefano Boeri’s 117m-tall (384ft) apartment tower will be the first vertical evergreen forest in the world

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“La Tour des Cedres” (The Tower of Cedars) will have more than 100 trees, 6,000 shrubs and 18,000 plants over 3,000 square meters

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The plants will protect residents from dust, noise pollution and harsh wind

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Below are two similar towers that Boeri has already built in Milan:

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Via Bored Panda, My Modern Met, designboom

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