Behold the Stunning, Spanish Vertical "Spiral Garden"
This lovely looking thing is called Spiral Garden, and it's a marvel of public architecture, sustainable design, urban farming, and gorgeousness all at once. It doesn't exist yet, though. It was created by the Spanish designers Benet, Saida Dalmau, Anna Julibert, and Carmen Vilar, and it just won a Designboom IIDA Award.
Among its features are a public vertical garden, a botanical-garden-like place where people can take a stroll, 170 parking spots for bikes, and a composting center where people can drop off their scraps.
Here's what it would look like in a city:
And here's what it would look like in a park:
I oddly prefer the city one. It seems like it would be a really refreshing oasis in the middle of all that bustle that would encourage people to slow down a little bit. (Of course, there could be the problem of pollution killing or poisoning all the plants.)
What about you?
You can see more pictures here.