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A living wall in London

Kaid Benfield

Posted May 10, 2011 in Green Enterprise, Living Sustainably

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  Mint Hotel, London (by: Frost Landscapes via Gavin Walsh, Living Walls)

This "living wall" on London's Mint Hotel brings biodiversity into the city in a novel way.  In a posting published on the Sustainable Cities Collective, Gavin Walsh explains:

"The recently completed Frosts Vertiscapes living wall is the tallest living wall in Europe, covering 1,025 square metres of the Mint Hotel in the heart of the City of London . . . After 12 months of work developing the scheme, the completed living wall wraps around the building on all four elevations between floor levels 9 and 11, and in the external courtyard the living wall starts on the 2nd floor and extends up to the 11th floor (35m). At the reception area of the hotel there is a glass roof through which it is possible to view the green wall."

For more images and more about the wall, go here.

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Kaid Benfield writes (almost) daily about community, development, and the environment.  For more posts, see his blog's home page. 

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David HawkinsMay 11 2011 10:27 AM

Nice. There are at least a couple of living screens in DC. One at the Finnish Embassy on Mass Ave NW and one that I walk by every day at the Giant Food store on Western Ave

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