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It looks like as a green destination, Spain is pulling ahead. The European country has emerged as a solar energy leader and its wind power industry is growing by leaps and bounds. So when Spanish design blog Urbanbolisimo reported that San Vicente de Raspeig, in eastern Spain, just installed a vertical garden on the exterior of its new children's library, it's the icing on the cake.
The garden is six stories tall and the work of architect Jose Maria Chofre. It's not the first of its kind in the country- in 2008, Madrid installed a stunning example as part of its CaxiForum Museum (designed by Patrick Blanc, whose work includes the vertical garden on Paris' Quai Branly Museum), and the Spanish city of Getafe used a vertical garden to turn a water cooling tower from an eyesore to a green wonder. With San Vicente's addition to the mix and even an easy way to make your own, it's clear that vertical gardens are here to stay.