Ship-like Paris residential block is covered with a thousand trees
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The structure is meant to span the city's Boulevard Périphérique and house flats and social housing, complemented with a community center, kindergarten and play areas. An entire forest rests on a network of triangular concrete slabs. Conceived as an inhabited natural ecosystem, the structure aims to introduce biodiversity to a highly urbanized neighborhood of Paris. Related: Tree-covered, mixed-use development will create a “green ribbon” in Paris Over 800 entries for 23 sites were...