The new Desjardins building in Lévis houses the tallest interior living wall in the world. The artwork, “The Currents”, was designed by Green over Grey, a design firm specialized in the creation of living walls (aka green walls or vertical gardens). For this project, they drew inspiration from the views of the St. Lawrence River visible from Quebec City and Lévis. Facts • More than 11,000 individual plants artfully arranged according to colour, texture, pattern and size covering a 15-storey wall of the new building at 150 Rue des Commandeurs in Lévis. • Plants are growing in a hydroponic system (i.e. soil free) made of 100% synthetic recycled materials. • Green over Grey eco friendly panels are built from 1.5 metric tons of recycled water bottles and plastic bags. • The living wall is 213 feet high (65 meters) with a total surface area of 2,139 square feet (198 square metres). More Green over Grey website : www.greenovergrey.com Desjardins Group website : www.desjardins.com Press release : http://bit.ly/1mkYPsS Video Rating: / 5 Stay on top of the Greenroof & Greenwall World by subscribing here: http://bit.ly/1HAbujW. Opening almost 15 years after 9/11 in June 2016, the million World Trade Center’s Liberty Park is an elevated, one-acre linear park built on top of a vehicular security-screening center overlooking the original footprint of the World Trade Center, now the National September 11th Memorial. Designed for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey by landscape architect Joseph E. Brown, the rooftop park features many trees – including a descendant of Anne Frank’s famous Horse Chestnut Tree – plus shrubs, perennials and unique seating that provides a place for visitors to reflect, relax and recharge amidst bustling New York City. One of the park’s most striking features is the multi-hued 25 feet high and […]
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