Greenwall Project of the Week for September 9, 2013: Cheminée EPAD

September 17, 2013 at 10:11 am

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 9/9/13

Cheminée EPAD
(EPAD Ventilation Chimney)

Paris, France

600 sf. Greenwall

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Project Description & Details

Located at the western-most extremity of the ten-kilometer-long Historical Axis of Paris, the 560 hectares area (5.6 million square meters) with 180,000 daily workers, and 3.5 million square meters (37.7 million sq ft) of office space make la Défense Europe’s largest purpose-built business district. At present there are 67 monumental artworks, making this the largest open-air contemporary art gallery in France.

With a 300,000 Euro budget, the Cheminée EPAD in la Défense was completed in 2004 in collaboration with architect Edouard François and botanist Patrick Blanc. The 16 m high former concrete cylinder functions as a ventilation shaft for the underground circulations; most ventilation chimneys in the district are covered in mosaics, but here the very creative solution was to clad it in 20 rows of copper planters filled with wooden garden stakes and various species of morning glories which climb upwards.

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Year: 2004
Owner: EPAD
Location: Paris, France
Building Type: Other
Type: Living Wall
System: Custom
Size: 600 sq.ft.
Slope: 85%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

Click here to see more information about this project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!

~ Linda V.

 

You Only Have a Few Days Left to Join Us at the WGIN World Green Infrastructure Congress in Nantes from September 9 – 13!

September 7, 2013 at 4:17 pm

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Our friends over at ADIVET and the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN) remind us that there are:

ONLY A FEW DAYS to join the WGIN World Green Infrastructure Congress in Nantes, France from 9 to 13 September 2013.

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Highlights of the program:

– Training sessions (Monday 9/9) led by twenty experts

– The conference of the opening session led by Jerome Bonaldi (Tuesday 10/9)

– Conference’s big names in architecture and landscape (Ambasz, Pena, White …) (Tuesday 10/9 and Wednesday 11/9)

– 100 technical and scientific papers, 9 round tables, a unique source of international news (Tuesday 10/9 and Wednesday 9/11)

– The first large lounge revegetation building in France (Tuesday 10/9 and Wednesday 11/9)

– The timing of elected officials and local communities (Wednesday 9/11)

– Technical visits (25 sites) in Region Pays de la Loire (Thursday 12/9) to Paris (Friday 13/9).

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Brought to you by these fine companies:

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Visit the website, or CONTACT THEM SOON TO ENJOY THEIR FINAL OFFERS:

Laurence KUHNER:
wgic2013@clq-group.com
or
Marc LACAILLE:
marc.lacaille@adivet.net

If you haven’t already, make sure to read these Guest Feature Articles on Greenroofs.com by Marc Lacaille, Director General of ADIVET (L’Association des Toitures Vegetales):

August: Three awesome reasons to attend the World Green Infrastructure Congress 2013 in Nantes, France!

July: “The World Green Infrastructure Congress 2013 in Nantes: A Key Feature of the Sustainable Cities of Tomorrow”

Aramis and I are going this evening, flying into Paris and connecting to Nantes – can’t wait.

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Hope to see you there!

~ Linda V.

Today is the Last Day for Discounts for the Nantes, France WGIC!

July 15, 2013 at 10:51 am

If you’re dreaming of going to Paris and the beautiful French countryside, why not make it a working vacation? Attend the WGIC – World Green Infrastructure Congress 2013 in gorgeous Nantes, France this upcoming September!

But hurry – today, July 15, 2013, is the Last Day for the Early Bird Discount!

Presented by ADIVET (L’Association des Toitures Vegetales) – The French association for green roofs and walls – under the auspices of the World Green Roof Infrastructure Network (WGIN), the conference is supported by many major partners involved in this area of industry (construction, landscaping, environment and research).

Learn all about the WGIC by reading this month’s Guest Feature Article “The World Green Infrastructure Congress 2013 in Nantes: A Key Feature of the Sustainable Cities of Tomorrow” by Marc Lacaille, Director General of ADIVET.

Make up your mind now and save a couple of hundred bucks – register here.

Hopefully we’ll see you there ~ happy greening,

Linda V.

Early Bird Discount for the World Green Infrastructure Congress 2013 in Nantes, France!

June 27, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Summer is here and it’s time for fall conference planning, starting with the World Green Infrastructure Congress 2013 in gorgeous Nantes, France this upcoming September!

Aramis and I will be attending as I’ll be presenting Haven Kiers’ and my 7th annual Greenroofs.com Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design.  Although we’ve been to Paris several times, we haven’t ventured too far, so we’re really excited about spending some time in the lovely, picturesque town of Nantes.

Look for a Guest Feature Article in a couple of days all about this Congress from Marc Lacaille, Délégué général, but for now read on for general information from le secrétariat du Congrès, Laurence Kuhner to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount for the World Green Infrastructure Congress 2013 in Nantes, France which runs through July 15, 2013:

Dear Madam, dear Sir,

We are pleased to announce you that the program of the World Green Infrastructure Congress is available online

You benefit from a preferential rate to register to the congress before July 15, 2013. We invite you to register directly online by clicking here. 

 Please note that GROUP REGISTRATIONS are also available, do not hesitate to contact me if you need further information. 

Pre booked Hotels rooms are available till August 6, 2013. After this deadline, rooms will not be guaranteed.

To select your property, rates & availability or to reserve directly online please click here.

For any further information please proceed to the congress website right now at www.wgic2013.com.

And for our French-speaking friends here you go:

Madame, Monsieur,

Le programme du congrès mondiale de la végétalisation du bâtiment est finalisé (cliquez ici).

Dépêchez-vous! Il ne vous reste plus que 4 jours pour bénéficier du tarif préférentiel avant majoration le 15 juillet 2013, cliquez ici

Que vous soyez en entreprise ou membre d’un organisme, nous vous proposons aussi un TARIF GROUPE très avantageux. N’hésitez pas à me contacter pour prendre connaissance des modalités d’inscription. 

Enfin pour faciliter votre séjour, nous avons également pré-réservé des chambres dans différents hôtels de Nantes. Ces hôtels sont à votre disposition jusqu’au 6 août 2013. Au-delà de cette date, les chambres ne pourront être garanties.

Pour procéder à votre réservation, veuillez cliquer ici 

Pour toute information complémentaire, rendez-vous sur le site du congrès dès maintenant www.wgic2013.com.

For additional information, please contact:

Le secrétariat du Congrès, Laurence Kuhner
wgic2013@clq-group.com
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 64 15 15

See you in France this September!

~ Linda V.