31 Mar '14, 2pm

Project of the Week: Caixa Forum Museum Vertical Garden by Herzog & de Meuron, Patrick Blanc & more... #greenwalls

Project of the Week: Caixa Forum Museum Vertical Garden by Herzog & de Meuron, Patrick Blanc & more... #greenwalls

Using Patrick Blanc's Le Mur Vegetal system, the set up starts with a sheet of polyurethane, plastic mesh and a non-biodegradable felt-type blanket with pockets which are used to pot the plants. The plant roots develop extremely well and the total vertical garden weight is estimated at 30 kilos per square meter. The exact number of plants within the living wall is unknown due to replacements and changes of species over the years. The figure is between 15,000-17,000 plants, which depends on season and selected varieties adapted to the region. Species include Dianthus deltoids, Lonicera nitida, Yucca filamentosa, Cistus purpureus, Cedrus deodara, Pilosella aurantiaca, Arenaria montana, Bergenia cordifolia, Cornus sanguinea, Lonicera pileata, Sedum alpestre, Campanula takesimana, Garrya elliptica, and different Begonias. Since the building where the wall is located does not b...

Full article: http://www.greenroofs.com/projects/pview.php?id=1457

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