IFLA Europe Exhibition ‘Reconsidering Nature’ - project from ULAB BULGARIA “Crystal Gardens of NV Tower”

IFLA Europe Exhibition ‘Reconsidering Nature’ - project from ULAB BULGARIA “Crystal Gardens of NV Tower”

After the great success of our first Exhibition ‘Landscape as a Common Ground’, IFLA Europe has organised the second edition entitled ‘Reconsidering Nature’.

The aim of the exhibition is to show the contemporary role of landscape architects in creating space. Its conventionally perceived task - to create and preserve beauty in the surrounding of human habitations - has expanded considerably. Environmental challenges, climate change and the living conditions of the inhabitants of larger and larger cities oblige us to take nature beyond the emphasis on aesthetic perspectives. In design, planning and management of landscapes, landscape architects face a contemporary challenge: thinking of nature as a subject, understanding its principles and respecting its needs

IFLA Europe exhibition will present projects conceived and created in close connection with the nature. It will include large and small-scale implemented landscape architecture projects showing the forces of nature as well as exposing nature’s rights, role and importance. IFLA Europe exhibition will present an overview of realised landscape architecture projects from all over Europe which are realised in harmony with the nature and using nature-based solutions. Implemented projects will show work of landscape architects working either individually or in multidisciplinary teams. Realised projects will promote environmental as well as aesthetic value

This week we would like to present second project from ULAB Bulgaria entitled ’Crystal Gardens of NV Tower”!

NV Tower is the first example of а vertical forest multi-storey building in Bulgaria, accomplished in Sofia city. The 106m high building hosts more than 200 trees and 7000 plants on its 21floors and surrounding park. The building improves microclimate in the region, increases air humidity, filters dust particles, has positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing.

Vegetation is well integrated as intensive roof gardens on every floor and resembles spilling ‘green lava’ from the roof to the surrounding public park. The symbolic of nature and crystals is intertwined in the roof garden‘s design by one of their most distinctive features – their color. The main vegetation color of every roof garden corresponds to the crystal it’s named after. The tree ‘spine’ is composed of evergreens, which provide effect all year round and wind protection. The deciduous predominate species with high ornamental value which add dynamics, volume, color and texture during different seasons, increasing biodiversity.

NV tower is an example of social engaged and climate positive project which re-considers nature in many ways.

Author: Landscape Design Studio / Dobromira Lulcheva – landscape architect
Images: Dobromira Lulcheva – landscape architect/Landscape Design Studio

With support of our Sponsors: Hunter FX Europe Vestre

Project is available on IFLA Europe website https://iflaeurope.eu/index.php/site/exhibition-projects
Catalogues of all IFLA Europe Exhibition Projects are available on our website https://iflaeurope.eu/index.php/site/exhibition-projects

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