Project: The Green Prismatic Columns / French embassy gardens in Tokyo
Landscape Architecture: Sempervirens Landscapers (Frédéric-Charles AILLET, Raphaël FAVORY and Pierre SARRIEN) :
Green wall colonized by native mosses and ferns, stormwater management, certification HQE CASBEE.
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Surface: 8 000 m²
Client: French Government
Construction of the building and the garden: june 2008 to october 2009.
Photos & text: Sempervirens Landscapers
Through this landscape project we try to respect and reinforce native biodiversity of Tokyo. This sculptural Green wall is influenced by The Giant’s Causeway in Ireland…
The landscape project develops a real innovative concept with Japanese native plants, including sculptural organic walls where mosses artistically grows on special concrete. The wall rhythm is based on the glass frontage of the embassy.
Sempervirens Landscapers won the Tokyo’s French Embassy gardens competition, in association with the French architecture studio which built the Embassy: ADPi (Architects: Dominique Chavanne, Nicolas Moulin, Mabel Miranda).