GREEN FAÇADE by 2012ARCHITECTEN, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
The Rotterdam Stadskantoor is a municipal building undergoing renovations in the Netherlands, but you couldn’t tell by looking at its lovely leafy facade! 2012 Architecten won a competition to beautify the in-progress building with a vertical garden mural that creeps up its boarded face. The Dutch design team arranged hundreds of recycled plastic pots previously used in local horticulture projects in tree shapes that sprawl across the broken down bricks. These are then filled with a variety of seasonal plants that are far nicer to look at than the construction materials necessary to upgrade the municipality’s office space.
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