Vertical gardens

 
 
 
 
Vertical gardens

The vertical garden system is currently one of the new challenges in the application of green in a town. At the same time it is becoming a real response to the growing trend of the densification of urban area construction, which occurs due to the narrowing of public green areas.

The concept of vertical gardens was created in France more than ten years ago as a natural reaction to the lack of greenery in densely urbanized areas. Vegetation walls are an alternative solution to vertical spaces in interiors as well as exteriors...

 

Plant walls consist of variable elements, which can be easily replaced in units, without weakening the wall itself. The substrate used is 100% vegetable and its capacity of absorption is up to 20 times its own weight. At the same time the substrate releases acidic ingredients that protect against possible bacteria. The plant walls allow the free passage of air between the built wall and the plant wall, which ensures the independence of built walls against vegetation as well as increases thermal and acoustic insulation. The dimensions of vertical gardens can be arbitrary.

Vegetable walls allow the complete growing of the surface. Planting is done directly into the wall and the selection of plants adapted according to the planted area

 

Advantages - the benefits of vertical walls

- integration of interior and exterior

- heat regulator

- soundproof wall

- ecological

- saving water for irrigation

- esthetics and comfortable conditions

 - visual comfort

-  positive psychological effect

-  maintains a constant and adequate relative humidity

-  acoustic comfort - very good sound insulator thanks to the substrate and the plants

   (absorption around 15 dB)

-  air quality - plants solve pollution and capture dust

-  excellent system of thermal properties - can help reduce energy consumption

    for buildings in winter (protects buildings from the cold) and summer (acts as a natural

     cooling system)

 

The planting creates its own self-sustaining ecosystem in which the dead parts of the plants produce organic matter, providing nutrients for the further growth of the green. This itself is quite simple maintenance. According to the type of plant it is carried out up to 1-3 times a year.

 

We spend 80 to 90% of the time in confined spaces and the atmosphere of our new buildings sometimes contains up to 100 times more pollutants than in open areas. These substances in the air are harmful to health and cause various health problems such as headaches, irritation of the nasal mucosa, pharynx and the skin, burning eyes, and so on for people in such an environment.

In multiple studies it has been found that some indoor plants can effectively absorb harmful substances, especially harmful chemicals such as ammonia, formaldehyde, trichlorethylene, benzene and carbon monoxide. These chemical substances and vapors are secreted into the air by plastics, detergents, solvents, coatings, adhesives, wood fibers, synthetic floor coverings, furniture and the like or result from the operation of computer printers, copiers and faxes.

Plants as part of a plant wall may reduce the content of these harmful substances in the air to the point that they have become dangerous for the human body, while increasing the level of humidity (moisture destroys dust) and improve the well-being of people.

Irrigation is managed by system that continuously and evenly distributes water with artificial fertilizer along the profile of the green wall. The excess water flows into the receptacle situated at the bottom.

The price depends on several factors such as: size of the area, accessibility, whether for an indoor or an outdoor wall, the type of plant, use, and so on.

Use of vertical walls:

health care facilities, wellness centers, spas, beauty salons, swimming pools, offices, banks, showrooms, entrance areas, meeting rooms, business facilities, boutiques, perfumeries, pharmacies, airports, exhibition halls, zoos, museums, cultural facilities, hotels, restaurants, cafes, clubs, houses, apartments, dining facilities, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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