Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus ("Dussmann the Culture Department Store") is a building in central Berlin that mainly contains a large German-language book store which also sells CDs, DVDs, and vinyl, as well as a somewhat smaller English-language book shop. Since 2012, the building's central atrium contains one of French botanist Patrick Blanc's famous vertical gardens. Arranged in three panels spanning three floors, the mur végétal is supposedly planted with 157 largely tropical species of foliage plants.
Looking straight ahead at the wall
A more detailed sideview
The third panel
I am generally more impressed with Blanc's outdoor installations in temperate climates, not only since they evince an even greater skill in choosing the right plants than the indoor or tropical designs using mainly rainforest species well adapted to an epiphytic life but also because they tend to be more flowery. Nonetheless, I thought this was quite elegant.