A concept is being devised in Dubai for a residential skyscraper later in 2013. The idea is that the residents will feel as though they are dwelling amongst a living forest. That is the impression that the green tower block is going to offer the residents of this green concept.
In France, one architect has already built a 10-story high tower which has 380 bamboo pots, which creates a lavish curtain of green around the so-called Flower Tower. The idea by the architect was to create some sort of ambience for the residents that would give them the feel that they are living closer to nature. The exterior lifts were all made of see-through glass to allow more light to filter in to the communal areas of the residential tower.
The concept for the Dubai tower is being raised by an Italian company Teracrea, it is going to be showcased at an exhibition in March 2013 being held at the Dubai World Trace Centre. In the desert landscapes of the United Arab Emirates there has been a willingness to add color and greenery to its buildings so its architecture looks more attractive and less formal.
In Dubai there has been a construction boom taking place across the country that has seen it develop into city of skyscrapers and rapid development. Dubai has already built many purpose-built waterways and imported thousands of trees and plants from overseas and replanted them along side its architecture.
By 2025, the plan from developers in Dubai is to cover an area of nearly 39,000 hectares in green space. This amounts to about one quarter of the whole country. In fact, not just Dubai, but many of the Arab states in the region that are fast developing in the deserts are thinking of demanding that all developers must account for some 25 percent of all buildings over to green space.
In the Parisian Flower tower the bamboo pots cannot be moved, so forms part of a permanent fixture in the residential block. Bamboo was chosen because of its sturdiness and ability to grow fast. When the winds blow outside the Flower Tower residents are treated to a sound that emulates a tree branch blowing softly in the wind. This gives residents the feel that they are living close to nature, particularly on a breezy night while they lie in their beds.