German architects deliver ‘Europe’s largest green facade’

A five-storey office block’s facades are covered by eight kilometres of hornbeam hedges and more than 30,000 plants to help provide climate solutions

A German architecture firm has unveiled the building claimed to feature the 'Europe's largest greenest facade', made up of eight kilometres of hornbeam hedges and more than 30,000 plants.

Ingenhoven Architects have worked on a five-storey office block in Düsseldorf with the goal of making a building that represents the 'urban response to climate change'.

The architecture company has worked with Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin to develop a comprehensive 'phytotechnological concept' and incorporate the hedges into the building design to provide climate solutions.

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