Greener living with a view
Sixteen stories high, the Garden-Tower in Wabern near Bern is completely encased in delicate stainless steel mesh through which green shoots will soon be curling. It is the first high-rise building in Switzerland to feature plants in its façade: But X-TEND by Carl Stahl Architecture is much more than a trellis structure for climbing plants. The mesh acts as fall protection as well as showcasing the building as a whole. The natural green façade will gradually grow over the Garden-Tower providing shade as well as being a striking architectural feature. Positive side effect: The green curtain absorbs CO2, generates pure air and thus plays an active role in climate protection.
Garden-Tower, Wabern, Switzerland
X-TEND CXE 3600 m2, ◊ 80 mm, ø 2,0 mm
Michael Blaser, Daniela Tonatiuh