Vertical forests: This tree-clad tower would be a first in Canada

The proposed Designers Walk building in Toronto will feature more than 450 trees

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The proposed Designers Walk building in Toronto will feature more than 450 trees - not in potted plants, but like a hillside, with the building acting as a host, architect Brian Brisbin says. Creating more of a tree canopy is often the stated goal of...

The proposed Designers Walk building in Toronto will feature more than 450 trees - not in potted plants, but like a hillside, with the building acting as a host, architect Brian Brisbin says. Creating more of a tree canopy is often the stated goal of cities, but space is always an issue, hence the highrise design. The proposed Designers Walk building would have more than 450 trees, requiring major structural considerations to accommodate the trees, with irrigation, fertilizing and monitoring systems built into the structure. “A vertical forest is really like a hillside.

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