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Patrick Blanc

Patrick Blanc French botanist

French botanist
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro French botanist
Is Scientist Botanist Architect Landscape architect
From France
Type Engineering Science
Known for Musée du quai Branly
Gender male
Birth 3 June 1953, Paris, France
Age: 66 years
Star sign GeminiGemini
The details
Halles, Avignon (2005) at the date of creation.

Patrick Blanc (born June 3, 1953, Paris) is a French botanist who works at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, where he specializes in plants from tropical forests. He is the modern innovator of the green wall, specifically, he invented the modern vertical hydroponics garden, which distinguishes it from its predecessors (aka. the Green Wall, Botanical Brick invented by Professor Stanley Hart White at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1938).

Patrick Blancs contemporary patents are responsible for modernizing and popularizing the garden type. Blanc describes his vertical garden as follows:

This system exemplifies Blanc's ideas as a scientist and also the 15th target of the Haute Qualité Environnementale ("High Quality Environment") project, although the latter gives particular stress to use of more local species, at least outdoors.

In 2009 he was awarded an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.


Green walls
  • 1988 : green wall, made at the Museum of Science and Industry in Paris
  • 1998 : Fondation Cartier in Paris
  • 2000 : Aquarium of Genoa, Italy
  • 2001 : Perhsing Hall Hotel in Paris
  • 2003 : Marithé & François Girbaud boutique in Manhattan
  • 2003 : French Embassy in New Delhi
  • 2004 : Green façade at the Administrative building of the Quai Branly Museum in Paris
  • 2004 : 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan.
  • 2005 : North face of the shopping centre in Avignon
  • 2005 : Vinet Square in Bordeaux (with Michel Desvigne)
  • 2005 : Siam Paragon shopping center in Bangkok
  • 2006 : Weleda, 8th arrondissement of Paris
  • 2007 : BHV Hommes shop (BHV for men), 4th arrondissement of Paris
  • 2007 : CaixaForum Madrid
  • 2008 : Arch at the roundabout at the Grand Theatre of Provence at Aix-en-Provence
  • 2008 : Galeria Przymorze, shopping centre in Gdańsk, Poland
  • 2008 : Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, Australia
  • 2008 : Galeries Lafayette, Berlin Friedrichstraße, Germany
  • 2009 : The Athenaeum Hotel, Piccadilly, London, UK
  • 2010 : Ronald Lu & Partners, Hong Kong
  • 2014 : Central Park, Sydney
  • 2018 : Museum of Contemporary Art, Busan
Other works
  • 1994 : Garden Festival of Chaumont-sur-Loire
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