Piuarch itself was involved in the project, in collaboration with landscape architect Cornelius Gavril. He created the floral pattern by using a traditional technique, where the flowers are implanted onto potatoes, giving them structure, nutrients, and and making sure the flowers stay alive in the air. The flowers are spread out along 180 vertical lines, 10 meters high and spaced 20 cm apart all across the 35 meter length of the façade. The appearance of the installation changes in accordance with the weather and time of day, adding a unique and beautiful layer to the urban environment.
While (horizontal) garden landscaping has proved to be a field of experimentation and innovative designs, the landscaping of vertical gardens have mostly involved large slaps of green plants and trees. In Milan itself, a huge vertical forest building was realized. This has indeed been an amazing project, giving the city green space in an creative way. The Flowerprints project shows however that vertical greenery can have many more shapes and forms, like the way this more delicate project adds color, scents and sounds to the design.