It was developed together with ARUP to cover scaffoldings and hoardings with living grasses and flowers. Buildings sites in cities are often unsightly, loud and impact the living quality around it. The innovative vertical meadow is designed to increase site quality, improve local biodiversity and support planning approvals.
The proprietary technology features a special pre-seeded root mat that can be easily attached to existing hoarding or scaffolding systems. Once connected to an automatic irrigation system, the first plant shoots will grow and within a couple of weeks turn the cover into a lush green surface. We applied a broad and adaptable seed mix that ensures robust growth. The Vertical Meadow aesthetics will seasonally change, creating a natural feel.
Increasing local biodiversity - The diverse wildflower meadows that grow are a haven for biodiversity, attracting bees and other insects
Supporting planning approvals - Bringing greenery into developments is a key planning requirement. Measures to appease local residents during construction can help minimize objections
Capturing dust and pollution - Construction sites emit dust and pollution. Plants in de meadow help to capture them and reduce pollution by 10-20%
Providing acoustic insulation - Plants help to attenuate street noise and minimise noise breakout from building site. Initial tests show reduction of 13dB - comparable
Vertical Meadow Facts
|Sizes||50m² to >500m²|
|Water usage||~ 3l/m²/day (season dependent)|
|Plants||Annual & perennial|
|Automatic irrigation & nutrients||yes|
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Increasing local biodiversity - The species-rich wildflower meadows that grow are a haven for biodiversity, attracting bees with a high pollen flower mix, as well as other insects such as ladybirds and spiders.
Supporting planning approvals - Bringing greenery into developments is a key planning requirement. Measures to appease local residents during construction can help to minimize potential objections.
Capturing dust and pollution - Construction sites create dust and pollution along with emissions from local traffic. Plants help to capture dust and particulates, and release them via precipitation into the drains. Studies have shown that plants can help to reduce dust and pollution by 10-20%.
Providing acoustic insulation - Studies show that people with views of greenery have a lower perception of noise, furthermore plants help to attenuate street noise by reducing reverberation, and the wall helps minimise noise breakout from
the work. Initial tests show a reduction of 13dB - comparable.