Last year, Vancouver design studio Green Over Grey created the largest living green wall installation in North America at the Semiahmoo Public Library in White Rock. This year, they unveiled a stunning new living green wall at Edmonton International Airport, likely to be the largest such installation in any airport.
The 1,420-square-foot vertical garden is installed as a triptych in the main terminal and features 8,000 plants representing 32 different species. Most of those species have been proven by NASA to improve indoor air quality by drawing pollutants and CO2 from the air and returning fresh oxygen and moisture. The added humidity from the living walls is a bonus, as the air in Edmonton tends to be dry.
The living wall is completely hydroponic and installed over waterproof eco-panels made from post-consumer food-grade plastic (such as milk jugs, plastic bags, etc). The moss filling the spaces in between plants is made from recycled fibers from the textile industry.
A sharp eye might recognize the smaller side panels as representations of two famous Canadian paintings (Tree Forms by Emily Carr and Unnamed Abstract by Donald Flather). The design of the larger center panel was inspired by cirrus cloud formations.
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(Images: Green Over Grey)