World’s Tallest Vertical Garden Growing 162 Apartments on 46 Floors

By: | February 18th, 2014

Architects and engineers in Sri Lanka are putting their plans for the world’s tallest vertical garden in motion. Clearpoint Residencies will be 46 stories high with a self-sustaining watering system and air conditioning to maintain the plant life of the building.

The building will stretch into the clouds outside the city of Colombo and contain 162 apartments within its 46 floors. The developers are calling their vision “a new standard of living.”

“Experience a lifestyle that can only be described as truly unique with garden terraces outside each apartment,” they say. Each garden will be serviced by a built-in irrigation system that waters the swathes of plants to keep maintenance down and solar panels will adorn the building’s roof to power its utilities.

The venture is helmed by the partnership of Milroy Perera Associates, an architecture company, and Mäga Engineering. They expect to complete the towering complex by the end of 2015 or 2016.

It’s not the first of its kind, though, as in Milan, Bosco Verticale is under construction, a pair of residential towers that will host 900 trees to create something of an urban vertical forest. Meanwhile, in London Thomas Heatherwick has received approval for a pedestrian-only garden bridge across the Thames.

View a gallery of specs for the Clearpoint Residencies garden

Jonathan Keane

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