A shopping mall with a thousand trees on the facade was built in China

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An unusual shopping center called “Thousand Trees” has opened in the Chinese city of Shanghai. The nine-storey building is made in the form of a huge stepped mountain covered with green trees and shrubs.

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In fact, there are not a thousand trees on the building at all, but much more. According to general information, there are about one and a half thousand evergreen and deciduous trees on the facade, and about 250 thousand different plants.

The author of the project was the British designer Thomas Heatherwick. He designed the building using a grid of concrete columns positioned at a 45-degree angle to the river. Each column is topped with planters of trees.

Total area The shopping center is 62.7 thousand square meters. It has more than 100 shops and 63 catering outlets. The ground floor is occupied by a supermarket and a food court, five floors are shops and four more floors are restaurants.

In addition to trees and plants, the walls of the building are also decorated with murals and paintings by 16 street art artists.

Locals have already nicknamed the building “Western Mountain”. There are plans to build another similar building next to the shopping center in the near future. It will be a 19-storey “East Mountain”, which will house offices and a hotel, writes the publication Dezeen.

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