Location : 116, Picadilly, Westminster, London, United Kingdom
Designer : Patrick Blanc
Built : 2012
Patrick Blanc is greening the world on environment at a time. Some call it Botanical Architecture, you can call it magnificent. Harboring a host of native plants and flowers, the living wall at the Athenaeum Hotel has a secret. In the Garden Room at the lower level of the hotel, there lives the world's biggest collection of a special type of stinging nettle (Urticaccae
). For each location, Patrick carefully selects plants according to local climatic conditions and the visual effect he wants to create.