Sustainability comes in a lot of unique and innovative shapes and forms, but this tower in Paris is a new concept. The building was designed with additional height to give it the ability to spread seed and create new urban biodiversity, according to the designers.

In their building description, Maison Edouard François says, “Covered with plants from wild natural areas, our tower is a tool for seeding: it allows the wind to spread class one purebred seeds into the urban environment. Its height is a key element for its capacity to regenerate urban biodiversity.”

Stainless steel netting covers the 16-story tower over the cladding, granting creeping plants an opportunity to thrive all the way up the building sides. When wind sweeps through the area, it will carry seeds from the plants out into Paris. There’s even a garden on the roof. Inside, exposed concretecontrasts with colorful art and lighting.

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