GardenDrumFabulous new Spanish greenwall

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Urbanarbolismo, in collaboration with Unusualgreen in Spain has just completed another fabulous greenwall, this one in the Raval district of Barcelona.

tn_80_IMG_20140515_095015The greenwall covers 45 square metres and uses the eco.bin system. For this particular installation, Urbanarbolismo used a special ceramic facing to blend in with the surrounding historic buildings and the brick façade of the Teatre de Raval. Part of the façade can also be used for advertising plays.

Plants chosen reflect those commonly grown in the terrace and balcony gardens of Pedró Square, such as Chlorophytum comosum, or money plant and Plectranthus spp.

The vertical garden is completely self-sufficient. Rainwater is collected from the rooftop of the rear building and stored in a reservoir at the bottom, behind the area covered by ceramic unplanted cells. Two solar panels located on the rooftop of the theatre provide the necessary energy to pump water from the reservoir to the top of the garden and maintain this ecosystem.

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