Stay on top of the Greenroof & Greenwall World by subscribing here: http://bit.ly/1HAbujW. Situated in the heart of the Madrid’s cultural district, the Caixa Forum Museum is a modern art gallery and a refurbished 1899 power station. Located on the Avenida Prado across from the Prado Museum and botanical gardens, and in close proximity to the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums, exhibitions feature works from the foundation’s permanent collection (some 700 pieces by artists from the 1980s to the present), as well as temporary displays from other museums and foundations. Designed and created by Patrick Blanc, the Le Mur Végétal hydroponic living wall faces the adjacent square and is accessible to the public who can walk up to touch and explore over 15,000 plantings. Nearly 300 different species were chosen by Patrick Blanc who had to keep in mind Madrid’s very demanding seasons – very hot in the summer and cold in the winter. The automated irrigation and fertilization system is zoned at different heights. 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. Click here: http://www.greenroofs.com/projects/pview.php?id=1457 to see more information about this project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database http://www.greenroofs.com/projects/. Did we miss your contribution? Please let us know to add you to the profile. Would you like one of your projects to be featured? We have to have a profile first! Submit Your Project Profile http://www.greenroofs.com/submit_a_project.htm. Greenroofs.com Project of the Week video photo credits: Courtesy of Patrick Blanc, GOA, and CaixaForum Madrid 1.jpg by Cillas licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International and CaixaForum Madrid, constructed by Herzog & de Meuron, view of 2011 photo by Luis García licensed under the […]
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