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Genetic fingerprint Visitors to Newcastle's International Centre for Life will wander through structural trees growing beneath a living roof

To the Geordie passerby, the large timber lattice roof, now emerging above the hoardings of a central Newcastle site, appears little more than a web of wooden beams supported on steel columns. But tell him he is looking at a 'global garden' of growing structural trees cocooned beneath a 'living' timber framework which was conceptually inspired by the shape of a leaf, and, 'appen as not, he will smile politely.

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