|Photo: Ema Peter, Design: Gustavson |
Wylie Architects, from The Globe and Mail
The multi-story living wall design at Lululemon Athletica in Canada contains over 2,000 individual plants, designed by Vancouver design firm Green over Grey. Employees that work in the building cherish this bit of green to get them through long grey winters. “On one of those dark, rainy, typical Vancouver days … it feels refreshing to come in here” says Lululemon’s Karen O’Connor. Large scale living walls such as this need a built in feeding and watering system behind the wall.
If built-in infrastructure sounds beyond your pocketbook, there are plenty of modular living plant arrangements that can be displayed on a wall. Another Vancouver company, ByNature, offers its ModuloGreen living walls, which are soil-based and come with compact automatic irrigation systems.
Read more about compact living wall arrangements at The Globe and Mail.