VIAVERDE: A Dream Come True

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VIA VERDE is a Mexican-based project which aims to turn the grey concrete pillars of Mexico’s double-decker highway system into a verdant and vibrant tunnel of vegetation.

Fernando Ortiz Monasterio and his vertical garden specialist firm VERDEVERTICAL have started to cover over one thousand motorway columns with sixty thousand square meters of vertical gardens and plant life.

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Fernando Ortiz Monasterio

VERDEVERTICAL Founder and Director & VIAVERDE Founder and Director, Architect

Architect Fernando Ortiz Monasterio is founder and director of VERDEVERTICAL, an interdisciplinary workshop founded in Mexico City with more than 15 years of experience in the recovery of green areas in the cities of the world through innovative systems of "urban nature." He has made more than 500 garden and vertical projects adding more 150,000 m2 new green areas. He is also the founder and director of VIAVERDE, the largest “urban greening” project in the world.

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