Category: Recreational Club

Week 1: Planning of project

For this module, we planned to do a green wall as our assignment.

A green wall is comprised of plants grown in supported vertical systems that are  generally attached to an internal or external wall, although in some cases can be freestanding. Like many green roofs, green walls incorporate vegetation, growing medium, irrigation and drainage into a single system. Green walls differ from green facades in that they incorporate multiple ‘containerized’ plantings to create the vegetation cover rather than being reliant on fewer numbers of plants that climb and spread to provide cover. They are also known as ‘living walls’, ‘bio-walls’ or ‘vertical gardens’.

There are many benefit of green wall.

  1. Public Benefits

Aesthetic Improvements

Reduction of the Urban Heat Island Effect

Improved Exterior Air Quality

Local Job Creation

  1. Private Benefits

Improved Energy Efficiency

Building Structure Protection

Improved Indoors Air Quality

Noise Reduction

Marketing Potential

A green living wall is not difficult to create at home. Many companies sell all the supplies that are required as well as offer instructions explaining how to make a green living wall. It is also possible to build a green living wall using homemade panels. These can be created from a variety of materials. The panels need to be constructed in such a way that allows the soil or planting material to stay in place, but which also provides the space for plants to be planted. The panels also need to be deep enough so that the plant roots can grow naturally. Shallow rooted plants will grow well in normal living wall panels although deep-rooted plants may need special care or deeper panels.