The Flower Tower, although it is not the most impressive architectural creation, is a very good example of how to transform a bulky mass of concrete into a green and more pleasant building.
It was created by French architect Edouard Francois and is located in Paris. The transformation of the old concrete apartment block into a green oasis was achieved by fitting 380 large concrete pots on the balconies of the building. The pots are 1.2 meter high and were inspired by Parisian window planters. They are permanently embedded into the balconies and were planted with bamboo, a very resilient plant with natural antibacterial properties. The inhabitants do not even have to water or fertilize the plants. The pots are interconnected with an automatic watering system that drawing from the main water supply and fertilizer from a separate fertilization tank, so the plants are being fed automatically.