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The Swiss newspaper 24 heures published an article describing the Tower of Cedars, a project developed by Stefano Boeri Architetti as part of the plan for the redevelopment of the ‘Les Cèdres’ district, and presented to the public on 26 March in Chavannes-Prés-Renens.

The project aims to create a unique condition of exchange and empathy with the typical local lake landscape, opening up completely towards Lake Geneva. A presence that confirms and reinforces the extraordinary balance existing between nature and the city, the water surface, the forest and the fields: the basic elements that make up the DNA of the Chavannes landscape.

A predominantly residential building, the Tower of Cedars has a rectangular floor plan and a height of 117 metres (36 storeys). In line with the design philosophy of Vertical Forests, the Tower of Cedars accommodates 152 large trees, shrubs and other plants of various cuts and species – selected from native essences – for a total planting area of approximately 1,293 square metres, resuming and establishing a dialogue and continuity of habitat with the species that already populate the surrounding area. An invitation to live and coexist in harmony with nature, to share with other residents an unusual experience of closeness with the trees, plants and birds of the Chavannes sky.
The innovation that strongly characterises the design of the Tower of Cedars, fuelling an innovation and study of the vertical forest typology, is represented by the presence of a series of loggias of varying length and staggered arrangement that, in addition to housing the pots for trees and plants on each floor, creating a veritable forest, animate the façades and break the rigid vertical succession of levels. This balance between nature and artifice, perceptible from the city and its surroundings, offers – thanks to certain viewpoints and perspectives – the representation of a vertical superimposition of landscapes.

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The news was also reported by lfm, News dayFR, Radio LAC, Rhone, Chantiers Magazine, Batimag.