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Green Walls

N7 Living Wall

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Climate Resilience Water Management Natural and Climate Hazards Biodiversity Enhancement Air Quality Health and Well-being Social Justice and Social Cohesion

Free-standing living walls are fairly heavy installations consisting of vertically layered soil or substrate that is contained within metal caging. Vegetation is then planted on top of the installation and on its vertical sides. Verticalization of greenspaces is a space-efficient method of increasing vegetated surfaces with many ecological functions within urban environments. For example, they can support biodiversity, help improve local thermal comfort and can also be used as noise barriers along highly frequented roads.

Conditions for Implementation
  • The ground and underground space needs to be sufficiently loadable to support this relatively heavy installation
  • A sustainable irrigation system should be implemented
Similar Terminology
Free standing living wall
Green wall
Green noise barrier
    Cooling Service Transpiration
    Building (Insulation)
    Reflection (Albedo)
    Surface Water Regulation Water Conveyance
    Water Infiltration
    Water Retention
    Water Storage
    Water Reuse
    Water Purification Water Filtering
    Water Bio-remediation
    Air Purification and Noise Reduction Deposition
    Air Biofiltration
    Noise Reduction
    Biodiversity Habitat Provision
    Socio-Cultural Services Beauty / Appearance
    Usability / Functionality
    Social Interaction
    Provisioning Service Food / Energy / Material
    Climate Regulation CO2 Sequestration