A French Consultancy envisions a greener Paris by transforming the Eiffel Tower into a living structure.
Although not the most feasible of concepts, the Ginger Group's proposal to cover the Eiffel Tower in 600,000 plants provides an inspirational starting point to encourage sustainable solutions for Paris. Increasing levels of air pollution in the city was the impetus for this imaginative proposal.
The Ginger Group proposes attaching to the structure thousands of soil-filled hemp or cloth bags, creating a 300 meter tall, multi-faced living wall. In theory this expansive vertical garden could provide urban habitats for many insects and birds and improve air quality.
Currently, the Paris City Hall has not officially endorsed the project and there are no specific plans for the project to move forward. But we can dream, right?