World’s tallest vegetated façade to sprout in Sri Lanka [slideshow]

When the 46-story Clearpoint Residences condo tower officially opens in late 2015, it will be the world's tallest vertical garden.

All 164 units in the building will come with a spacious garden terrace, complete with lush vegetation and a self-sustaining, automatic drop irrigation system. The goal: to give all residents a first-floor living experience.     

Designed by Milroy Perera Associates and Maga Engineering, the tower will overlook Diyawanna Lake in Kotte, which is located about six miles from Sri Lanka's capital city of Colombo.

According to the development team, fruit trees—namely indigenous and endangered species of mango trees—will be planted on all balconies. The building's water will be recycled for use as flushing water and drip irrigation for the vertical garden. This approach will slash water consumption by more than 40%. 

Site work began in January 2013, and foundation piling installation commenced in May. 

 

(http://www.ctbuh.org/News/GlobalTallNews/tabid/4810/Article/1038/languag...)

(http://www.clearpointresidencies.com/)

 

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