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French Architects Design Restaurant That Grows Vegetables on Its Walls

Here are some stunning renderings for the pavilion France is planning to build at the Expo Milano 2015 in Italy, themed "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life." As reported by Dezeen, the France pavilion will be covered in a "latticed timber structure" that will grow herbs, vegetables, and even hops that will hopefully be used by a restaurant on the building's second floor. The restaurant will also "attempt to serve vegetables grown on site using hydroponic processes."

Paris-based X-TU Architects created the wood and glass design, which is meant to evoke the rolling landscape of the French countryside and function as "tomorrow's market" which is "a place of production to be consumed on the spot." Along with a restaurant, the building will also be home to a ground-floor exhibit on France's "food production."

The pavilion is slated to be completed by May of next year, with the World Expo occurring from May 1 to October 31, 2015. As explained on the summary on the Expo Milano website the building is a temporary structure, but it "can be disassembled and reused." Have a look at the renderings below.

· Herbs and Hops to Grow for Milan Expo 2015 [Dezeen via Gizmodo]
· Expo Milano 2015 [Official Site]
· All Restaurant Design Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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