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German Power Plant Goes Incognito as a Garden Hedge

The architects at Barcelona-based Alejandro Zaera-Polo Arquitectura (AZPA) have proposed a href="">sprucing up a 1961 coal-fired, combined heat and power plant in Germany with a new, softer facade and a cloak of plants, essentially disguising a polluting, particulate-spewing facility as a bastion of the natural world. According to Arch Daily, the camouflage—not the first time a hulking structure has masqueraded as something else entirely—is actually a corrugated skin covering the existing structure, a blanket, of sorts, that would give the facility a smoother aesthetic and give the creeper plants a porous, mesh-like material to grow on. See the façade, sans plants, below.

· AZPA Proposal To Transform German Power Plant Into a 'Green Mountain' [Arch Daily via Architizer]
· Nine Nutso Buildings Disguised to Look Like Other Things [Curbed National]