Added by on 2016-09-29

Edmonton International Airports Living Wall has been greeting passengers now since May of this year and continues the success of Vancouver based design company Green over Grey in the trend of living vertical installations. The living wall features work inspired by artist Donald Flather Edmonton International Airports Living Wall Edmonton International Airports Living Wall 9 out of 10 plant species chosen by designer Mike Weinmaster are identified by NASA to substantially improve indoor air quality The triptych installation consists of over 8,000 plants of 32 different species located on the 1,420 square feet (132 sq m) vertical canvas in Edmonton airport, in a space provided by Stantec Architects terminal design. Vertical gardens have evolved since Patrick Blanc pioneered them in the 1980s. Green over Grey use a hydroponic system that mimics natural conditions where plants thrive as if growing on tree branches or next to a waterfall. The watering is automatic and occurs for a few minutes per day through a drip irrigation system that percolates down through the layers of recycled materials that make up the walls structure. The rigid waterproof panels are made from post consumer food grade plastic (such as milk cartons, plastic bags and bottles) and the plant root material is made from recycled fibers from the textile industry. As well as being aesthetically pleasing, the wall is a cleaning agent. Nine of the plant species chosen by designer Mike Weinmaster from Green over Grey have been identified by NASA as substantially improving indoor air quality. The studies conducted in space found 10 plant species that are more efficient than mechanical filters at purifying the air of toxins such as carbon dioxide, benzene, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), with the additional benefit that the thousands of plants add oxygen and improve humidity levels in the terminal. […]

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