Growing walls for a better lifestyle

October 13, 2010 § Leave a comment

The largest green wall in North America was unveiled on Oct. 9th in Vancouver, BC. It is an impressive 4,072 square feet, which is almost twice the size of the second largest green wall in North America. It has an astonishing 47,000 plants most being ferns, which are embedded in a non-soil growth medium. The system acts like a green lung for the building, and it was designed by GSky to be fully automated so that maintenance is reduced. The building where the wall is installed was designed by Kim Wilkie in conjunction with Wells Appeal. The wall will filter an estimated 15,500 lbs of dust and toxins from the air each year. With more visitors the building has the more CO2 for the plants to metabolize and exchange for O2. Fucking awesome isn’t it?

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