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2018 Top 10 Hot List Category #1: Unicorn Status: Divine Vertical Oases Wrapped in Nurturing Green

on December 14, 2018 at 1:00 am under , , , ,

Top 10 Hot List, 10 Categories, 10 Week Countdown – Completed!

Take a look at my last installation, number ten in my 10-part series counting down our yearly “Greenroofs.com Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design” by category.

I always have a great time choosing amazing, important projects and looking at the popular trends.  Of course, selecting the #1 category is even more special!

#1: Unicorn Status: Divine Vertical Oases Wrapped in Nurturing Green

We inaugurated the “Top 10 Hot List” in 2007, and 2018 is packed with some very cool, awesome, and stunning projects located across six continents.

I presented my fast-paced and always fun whirlwind tour across the world of living architecture in New York in September at the 2018 CitiesAlive conference.  In order to try and keep to my 30-minute maximum presentation time, I removed several projects and slides, but I have shown them all here in this series.

Are you ready to be dazzled and inspired by some of the latest and greatest living architecture projects from across the global greenroof and greenwall industry in the #1 category?

2018 Top 10 Hot List Category #1: Unicorn Status: Divine Vertical Oases Wrapped in Nurturing Green

#1: Unicorn Status: Divine Vertical Oases Wrapped in Nurturing Green

 

Greenhost Boutique Hotel

#1: Unicorn Status: Divine Vertical Oases Wrapped in Nurturing Green

#1: Unicorn Status: Divine Vertical Oases Wrapped in Nurturing Green

#1: Unicorn Status: Divine Vertical Oases Wrapped in Nurturing Green

#1: Unicorn Status: Divine Vertical Oases Wrapped in Nurturing Green

We’d love to visit this very green hotel!  A colleague of Virginia Russell had sent her photos of the Greenhost Boutique Hotel and she passed them on to me ~ and what a wonderful and worthy Top 10 project!

 

Optima Camelview Village

#1: Unicorn Status: Divine Vertical Oases Wrapped in Nurturing Green

What a gorgeously green and sustainable residence – both the designers and condo owners should be extremely proud of this development just dripping in vegetation!

 

Chicland Hotel

#1: Unicorn Status: Divine Vertical Oases Wrapped in Nurturing Green

#1: Unicorn Status: Divine Vertical Oases Wrapped in Nurturing Green

#1: Unicorn Status: Divine Vertical Oases Wrapped in Nurturing Green

This narrow Tower of Hanging Gardens boasts greenery both inside and out, and succinctly takes advantage of its local bioclimatic setting!

 

Southbank by Beulah

#1: Unicorn Status: Divine Vertical Oases Wrapped in Nurturing Green

#1: Unicorn Status: Divine Vertical Oases Wrapped in Nurturing Green

#1: Unicorn Status: Divine Vertical Oases Wrapped in Nurturing Green

#1: Unicorn Status: Divine Vertical Oases Wrapped in Nurturing Green

Kudos for the sensitive design of this fantastic ‘green spine’ that twists verdantly around its vegetated network of public and private spaces!

Liuzhou Forest City

#1: Unicorn Status: Divine Vertical Oases Wrapped in Nurturing Green

#1: Unicorn Status: Divine Vertical Oases Wrapped in Nurturing Green

#1: Unicorn Status: Divine Vertical Oases Wrapped in Nurturing Green

#1: Unicorn Status: Divine Vertical Oases Wrapped in Nurturing Green

Gifted Italian architect Stefano Boeri has done it again, except this Bosco Verticale is a stunning vertical urban forested city rather than “just” a forest!  I can’t wait to see it constructed.

 

Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall & Keep Us Posted

That’s Greenroofs.com’s 2018 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design – I hope you’ve enjoyed perusing the series.

As I say for our Featured Project exclusive, we have to have a project profile first in order to consider you.  And the same holds for future inclusion in all of the Top 10 Lists!  So, please do send me suggestions for the 2019 Top 10 List at [email protected]

Happy Holidays ~ Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP

 

2018 Top 10 Hot List Categories:
#1: Unicorn Status: Divine Vertical Oases Wrapped in Nurturing Green
#2: Hi & Low-Tech + Living Architecture = Smart Bioclimatic Design
#3: The Middle East: Arid & Sub-humid Greening of the Desert
#4: Living Architecture Ecosystem Services: Blending Biophilia Seamlessly with the User Experience
#5: Lushly Landscaped ‘Fractalized’ Terrace Towers
#6: Controlled Environment Agriculture 365 Days a Year: Vertical Soil-free Farming
#7: Overstructure Greenroof Plazas: Green Spaces as Social Catalysts
#8: Sponge Infrastructure: Rebuilding Water Edge Development for Climate Change Resiliency
#9: Eco-Bling to Welcome & Inform
#10: Client Specific ‘Boutique’ Greenroofs & Greenwalls

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