Claire L Cardwell en Design & Sustainability Network, Sustainable Design, Architects and Technicians Architectural Designer (@Blue Designs), Writer & Artist • The Naked Architect 26/10/2016 · 1 min de lectura · 1,0K

This reverse pyramid is a green urban community in the skies of Paris



This reverse pyramid is a green urban community in the skies of Paris


If you always dreamed of living in a forest villa with a view of the Eiffel Tower, you might be in luck. Designed by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto with Manal Rachdi Oxo Architects, Mille Arbres, or the Thousand Trees, is a 9-story reverse pyramid in Paris designed to free the ground for a park while creating a vibrant green community in the sky. The 127 residential units on the top of this bold building may be the world’s first village built out of bio-based materials. It is an inhabited natural ecosystem, where the apartments are surrounded by nature while being in the centre of the French capital.

This reverse pyramid is a green urban community in the skies of Paris

While the roof of the Mille Arbres comprises a sustainable community in the middle of forest, the street level of the building is an urban park. Conceived as a work of land art, the park features a characteristic topography that lifts up or slopes down to provide convenient access throughout. Among other things, this landscape offers the experience of a real forest ecosystem. Managed by the Ligue de Protection des Oiseaux (League of the Protection of Birds), it will also be a place for classes and workshops.

This reverse pyramid is a green urban community in the skies of Paris

Fujimoto’s Mille Arbres will also include La rue Gourmande, an inner street and food court designed by Philippe Starck. In addition to housing and a food court, Mille Arbres will include a 4-star hotel with 250 rooms, over 27,000 square meters of office space, an ultra-modern integrated bus station, and a kindergarten with a large covered playground.

This reverse pyramid is a green urban community in the skies of Paris

The Thousand Trees project will rise above the ring road of Paris, absorbing pollution created by the traffic below and bridging the border that currently divides the inner and outer parts of

Paris.

Mille Arbres is the winner of the three-stage open competition Réinventer Paris. Its construction is expected to be completed by 2022.

This reverse pyramid is a green urban community in the skies of Paris

http://inhabitat.com/reverse-pyramid-in-paris-is-a-sustainable-urban-community-up-in-the-sky/







Ken Boddie 27/10/2016 · #8

Interesting oasis in a stream of suburban traffic. We undoubtedly need more such leafy green concepts to be built and maintained in our cities, to combat the soul crushing walls of concrete and reflective glass. thanks for the tag, Claire.

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Lada 🏡 Prkic 26/10/2016 · #7

#3 Just this morning while I was sipping my coffee and browsing the web before going to work I've read this article on Inhabitat. Really fascinating concept of inhabited natural ecosystem. Thanks for tagging me dear Dilma! :)

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#4 wow.. it will be an exciting experinece.

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Claire L Cardwell 26/10/2016 · #4

I also love Sou Fujimoto - this will be on my bucket list of places to visit once it's finished.

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@Lada Prkic have you ever heard about this ?

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Love architect Sou Fujimoto .. Thanks for sharing... Totally impressed of this technique and beauty charming ballanced.

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