The mobile Green Living Room consists of living wall modules (wire frame cubes) that are fixed to a hook lift container platform. The vegetation cover is very diverse in order to illustrate the high potential of living walls to increase amenity value and stimulate biodiversity. A light open roof structure, partly covered with vegetation, provides shade. The Green Living Room provides instantly services for clean air provision, cooling and shading, a habitat for urban biodiversity. It can be used as a mobile demonstration for green infrastructure, as a test feature, a temporary green installation or as an open green office for information and communication purposes.

Basic information

Type: 
Retrofitting + Creation
Form: 
Measures / Practices

Performance

Evapotranspiration 1 1
Shading 1 none
Reflection (Albedo) none
Water Conveyance none
Water Infiltration none
Water Retention none
Water Storage none
Water Reuse none
Water Filtering none
Water Bio-remediation none
Deposition 1
Bio-filtration none
Habitat Provision 1
Connectivity 1
Beauty / Appearance 1
Usability / Functionality 1
Social Interaction 1
Role of Nature / Mode of Action: 
Natural soil with vegetation cover (perennials and shrubs/trees) is the model for living walls but for “mobile vegetation” there is no space for loading and unloading example from nature.
Technical & Design Parameters: 
The Green Living Room can be trucked to any location that has truck access. It acts as a semiautonomous unit with an on-board water tank that lasts for up to a week and an irrigation system that needs a temporary energy supply.
Conditions for Implementation: 
Space for loading and unloading is needed, surface has to be flat (<3°), permissions needed for installation.
Benefits & Limitations: 
Benefits: Mobile vertical elements serve as models for large scale interventions, they can be used for testing the suitability of a location and in participation processes. In combination with more elements the performance increases significantly. The average performance of vertical greening, such as heat reduction, cannot be replicated completely in mobile elements due to the limited space. Potential limitations/disservices: The requirements for transporting mobile elements dominate other aspects of vertical greening. The height is limited, also width and length are smaller. Maintenance and supervision is high. Transportation and production produce emissions.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 730052 Topic: SCC-2-2016-2017: Smart Cities and Communities Nature based solutions