How vertical wall creator Patrick Blanc gets his gardens to grow

Blanc’s living wall at Herzog & de Meuron’s Caixa Forum, Madrid.

Think of living walls, and it’s most likely to be Patrick Blanc’s vertical gardens that spring to mind — most recently the foliage-covered facades for Jean Nouvel’s Musée du Quai Branly in Paris and Herzog & de Meuron’s Caixa Forum in Madrid.

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