Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 8/12/13
Private Lloret de Mar Residence Greenwall
Lloret de Mar, Spain
86 sf Greenwall
Project Description & Details
Completed in just one morning on April 5, 2013, a private home located on Calle Dofins, Lloret de Mar, Spain, has a beautiful custom green wall planted with over 50 species of succulents. The wire mesh fence separating the property afforded no privacy between the homes, and the residents wanted more intimacy in their garden.
Located on the Mediterranean shore, the climate is very temperate in Lloret de Mar and the designer, Marc Grañén, chose all succulent plants. Small stainless steel modules 50 cm x 50 cm, x 5 cm deep hold the vegetal soil covered with a coconut sheet. The modules were pre-grown and mounted in a greenhouse for about 15 days before the assembly, thereby facilitating the rooting of plants horizontally. The greenwall is watered with a 16 mm Techline drip irrigation system placed every 30 cm horizontally along each row of modules.
Location: Lloret de Mar, Spain
Building Type: Single-Family Residential
Type: Living Wall
Size: 86 sq.ft.
Access: Accessible, Private
Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Greenwall Design & Installation: Marc Grañén
Plant Supplier: Clavisa Nurseries
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***We were very pleased to have the talented Catalan Marc Grañén speak at our 2nd Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture. His video showed his amazing new venture - “Phyto Kinetic: Gardens in Movement,” very much in the news right now.
Read the July 24, 2013 Phyto Kinetic: Green Roofs for City Buses and Improved Urban Ecosystem by Robin Plaskoff Horton in Urban Gardens and see some very cool photos.
UPDATE: And, Marc’s Phyto Kinetic makes The Huffington Post of August 10, 2013 Rooftop Gardens On Buses Makes Total Sense, And Here’s Why.***
Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!
~ Linda V.