FLOWERS in the Environment Agency

This is the International Year for Biodiversity, so, in the building of the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen they want to make a special installation, this proyect is called “ Europe flourishes".

There are 5000 plants drawing the map of Europe, which illustrates the variety of species that are along the continent, thus creating a map of biodiversity.

Northern Europe, where plant species are less diverse, is represented by colors, Central Europe by green. The peculiarities of biodiversity in southern Europe are indicated by red-leafed plants. In addition, the facade illustrates the potential of vertical gardens provide urban green spaces.

The green areas in cities are crucial to human health, biodiversity and ecosystems. For most planners to have green areas in cities is one of the cornerstones of the “quality of life.” In addition, the green areas can improve air quality and noise conditions.

Despite being artificial, some urban designs can become ideal habitats.

The architectural concept

Reflecting on biodiversity thought of the idea of creating a living structure that would reflect the changing seasons. Was a major challenge from the technological point of view, botanical design. They had to get to cover the needs of irrigation, nutrition and light plant, a stable base where they could take root and could grow successfully over the facade. All this in an urban environment, in the Scandinavian climate and drawing a map of Europe.

What is biodiversity?

Life on earth is displayed in an untold variety of species, habitats and ecosystems. Biodiversity that meets our basic needs and also brings the resources that drive our economies. At another level of biodiversity also promotes socialization and leisure.

Despite its importance, biodiversity is being lost at an alarming rate. To raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity, the United Nations proclaimed May 22 as the Day of biodiversity. ” The 2010 is still the “Year of biodiversity.”