The Acadia Tree tower allows for an exciting high rise that is both monumental in scale and look and has a small footprint on the city below. Three long legs rise high and support a complex of living and commercial spaces on top. The legs themselves have many functions: they house office spaces, the are the location of elevators that whisk people to the tower’s top, and they have plants growing in a middle groove, bringing living foliage to the whole length of the tower, culminating in plentiful green space on the complex that rests on top of the pillars. The relaxing, green area perched on the three legs is meant to resemble a bird’s nest, providing secure housing, protection and respite. With expanses of grass, trees and even swimming pools, residents living in apartments on this tower enjoy leafy environs and fantastic views. Each apartment even has its own large, landscaped terrace. Also located on top are a hotel, a spa, sports areas, solar panels and tanks to store rainwater. These accommodations provide instant customers for the shopping, entertainment and employment facilities on the buidling’s ground level. Design by Czech architect Petr Pospisil.