On August 23rd, 2011, the EcoWalls team was chosen by Lafayette College students to participate in the Davis Projects for Peace Grant to build and install a mobile, educational living wall and integrate their green product into the urban classroom at the
(BOGCHS). The students of Lafayette College selected EcoWalls based on the company’s philosophy and passion for green design and sustainable architecture.
Mr. Steven King, Founder and Director of the Sustainability and Programs at BOGCHS, believes this project based curriculum will, “help young people to become involved in the conversation on sustainability so they can effectively analyze the problems their generation will face”. To that end, EcoWalls continues to be instrumental in applying and promoting sustainable practices; using their living walls as educational tools to promote environmental understanding and awareness.
The EcoWalls Mobile Living ClassroomStudents helping to release fsh into the aquarium of the living wall
Students helping to release fsh into the aquarium of the living wall
Nacho Solano, manager of Paisajismo Urbano, shows us the results of the first vertical garden put inside a building: 25 m2 of garden where you can observe its operation and characteristics.
The system, which was made by Paisajismo Urbano, has been improved taking into consideration works by Patrick Blanc. One characteristic of these kinds of gardens is that they don’t allow the proliferation of insects or bacteria, since the system bears a biological repellent.
Water usage is minimal since the excess water returns to be collected and used for subsequent irrigation through a closed loop that recirculates the water.These gardens require little maintenance and operating because they work with the principle hydroponics. The only maintenance needed is a periodic review of facilities and any pruning.
In June Paisajismo Urbano installed its first indoor vertical garden in Madrid. The place where the work was carried out stands out for its innovative character, a “Cheese bar” where clients can sample cheeses from Spain and other parts of Europe. The garden consists of more than 1000 plants and is 30m2 in size.
When the client in question thought about installing a vertical garden and got in contact with Paisajismo Urbano, there were several objectives that he wanted to achieve. On the one hand he wanted to recreate the land from which the main food of the restaurant comes, and on the other he wanted to create a natural environment, with soft and bright colours that would make the restaurant into a comfortable place to be, not only for its clients but also for the staff that work in the premises of more than 600m2.