After completion, the green façade will be visible on all four sides of the residential tower, with ribbons of greenery extending the full height of the building. “With our innovative façade concept we have established a pioneering position in Europe,” says Muriel Sam, Head of Development at the developer Immobel, adding: “We will be placing around 195,000 plants to form ten vertical green ribbons.” According to Muriel Sam, this will also benefit future residents, since each balcony will resemble a private haven – surrounded by nature and crispness.
In the opinion of Rudi op ‘t Roodt, Head of Technical at Immobel Group, Eden Tower fits very well into our modern times: “We are creating nearly 2,000 square meters (21,527 square feet) of additional green space in the city, in what used to be a distinctly bleak car park.” Rudi op ‘t Roodt adds that construction of such a façade comes with numerous challenges, since the sheer complexity of the project is only manageable by implementing an elaborate preparation and planning phase. After all, tests had to be performed to see which plants would flourish at such heights. In addition, a system had to be developed to allow water and nutrients to reach the plants, as residents are not supposed to have to take care of the plants. Planting will take place in May 2021.