A living wall 21 meters high, consisting of 10 thousand plants planted in the ground weighing 16 tons, covers the entire facade of the Rubens at the Palace hotel in London. Designer Gary Grant of Green Roof Consultancy believes these wall gardens can help deal with flooding in the city.
A huge plant wall covers the entire 350 square meter façade of the Rubens at the Palace. The purpose of creating the wall is not only aesthetic, the author tried to solve some environmental problems in London, for example, flooding or air pollution.
It is the largest living wall of vertically planted plants in London. It will help keep the hotel warm in winter and keep the hotel cool on hot summer days. The project has received support from the mayor of London, Boris Johnson, through his city greening program.
All plants were selected according to the guidelines of the Royal Gardening Society as the best pollinators for attracting bees, butterflies and birds within the city. A total of 20 plant species have been selected that bloom in different seasons, including buttercups, crocuses, strawberries, spring bulbs and winter geraniums.
10 thousand plants are irrigated with rainwater collected in reservoirs on the roof. The volume of the tanks is 10 thousand liters. From the roof, water slowly flows to the wall and feeds the plants.
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