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Our Favourites: Three projects made of living plants

The planted Kö-Bogen II in Düsseldorf, the research projects on building botany at the Technical University of Munich and a green lecture hall by MVRDV in Taiweh provide "green" food for thought for future planning.

Kö-Bogen II in Düsseldorf - building façade made of 30 000 plants
The first shops in the new Kö-Bogen II consumer center opened in August, with more shops, cafés and restaurants to follow in the coming weeks. More spectacular than the displays in the highly transparent shop windows, however, are those areas of the building envelope that are completely closed: there, 8 kilometers of hornbeam hedges were planted under scientific supervision.

Architects: ingenhoven architects
Location: Düsseldorf (DE)

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Resilient bridges made from living roots

Can ancient Indian building techniques for bridge constructions made from living tree roots make a climate-friendly contribution for modern cities as well? A team at the Faculty of Architecture at the TU Munich is looking into this question.

Building botany: Living Architecture

At the Chair for Green Technologies in Landscape Architecture at the TU Munich, scientists are working in the research field of building botany. The activities move under the direction of Ferdinand Ludwig at the interface of empirical research in the natural and engineering sciences and the design disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning.


Dual purpose: JUT auditorium by MVRDV

MVRDV has collaborated with Alexandra Kehayoglou to transform the auditorium at the JUT Foundation into an inviting, all-encompassing total artwork, one that provides visitors a unique spatial experience – namely an echo of nature.

Client: Jut Group
Architects: MVRDV
Location: Taipeh (TW)

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