Video & Project of the Week for March 31, 2014: Caixa Forum Museum Vertical Garden

April 4, 2014 at 5:42 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 3/31/14

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Caixa Forum Museum Vertical Garden
Madrid, Spain
6,458 sf. Greenwall

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Project Description & Details

Situated in the heart of the Madrid’s cultural district, the Caixa Forum Museum is a modern art gallery and a refurbished 1899 power station. Located on the Avenida Prado across from the Prado Museum and botanical gardens, and in close proximity to the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums, exhibitions feature works from the foundation’s permanent collection (some 700 pieces by artists from the 1980s to the present), as well as temporary displays from other museums and foundations.

Designed and created by Patrick Blanc, the Le Mur Végétal hydroponic living wall faces the adjacent square and is accessible to the public who can walk up to touch and explore over 15,000 plantings. Nearly 300 different species were chosen by Patrick Blanc who had to keep in mind Madrid’s very demanding seasons – very hot in the summer and cold in the winter. The automated irrigation and fertilization system is zoned at different heights. Species include Dianthus deltoids, Lonicera nitida, Yucca filamentosa, Cistus purpureus, Cedrus deodara, Pilosella aurantiaca, Arenaria montana, Bergenia cordifolia, Cornus sanguinea, Lonicera pileata, Sedum alpestre, Campanula takesimana, Garrya elliptica, and different Begonias.

Year: 2007
Owner: Caixa Foundation
Location: Madrid, Spain
Building Type: Museum
Type: Living Wall
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 6,458 sq.ft.
Grade: 100%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Herzog & de Meuron
Greenwall Designer & Installation: Patrick Blanc
Greenwall System: Le Mur Végétal
General Contractor: Ferrovial Agroman
Greenwall Consultant: Benavides & Lapèrche
Irrigation Installation & Maintenance: Isla Verde

New!  Project of the Week Video Feature

Watch The Caixa Forum Museum Vertical Garden Project of the Week Video below or see it on our on greenroofs.TV on YouTube:

Thank you to PRONATUR for supplying project information!

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!

~ Linda V.

Greenwall Project of the Week for August 12, 2013: Private Lloret de Mar Residence Greenwall

August 14, 2013 at 12:49 pm

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.

Year: 2013
Owner: Private
Location: Lloret de Mar, Spain
Building Type: Single-Family Residential
Type: Living Wall
System: Custom
Size: 86 sq.ft.
Slope: 100%
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.

Join Us at the VS2013 for Spanish Week Now to Celebrate the Work of Our Mexican and Spanish Colleagues!

February 25, 2013 at 3:09 pm

As we enter Week #3 at our Virtual Summit 2013 registration continues to climb and we hope you decide to be cutting edge by participating, too!

Please support our work and commitment to keeping future fees low and accessible to all by registering now – use either the Greenroofs.com/ Green Roofs for Healthy Cities discount codes of GCOM or GRHC for only $39.  

Here’s the Agenda for Week #3 – with live Q & A’s to follow as noted.   Watch all of these videos in the Rare Earth Auditorium, sponsored by Tremco:

Monday, February 25, 2013 – now On Demand:

Investigación de Azoteas Verdes de la Universidad Autónoma Chapingo – “Green Roof Research at the Chapingo Autonomous University by Dr. Gilberto Navas with live Q & A

The research professor describes the exposition of the main field of investigation and gives a description findings along with advice for other burgeoning research, in Spanish with English subtitles.

Tuesday, February 26:

Áreas Verdes de la Ciudad de México & Azoteas Naturadas – “Mexico City’s Green Plan & Green Roofs by Tanya Müller García – no live Q & A

Tanya is the Secretary of the Environment for the Federal District of Mexico City and provides an inventory of green areas of Mexico City as well as examples of future green roof projects in Mexico, in Spanish with English subtitles.

Expo Wednesday, February 27 at the Expo Pavilions:

VS2013: Expo Pavilions

Expo Wednesdays are Feb. 13, 20, 27 & Mar. 6 – four full days of live action where you’ll see leading companies and learn about their products and services.   Also peruse The Associates Pavilion, where you’ll learn about different world organizations.   Visit both all 30 days and leave them a message if it’s not a Wednesday!

Expo Wednesday February 27 in the Rare Earth Auditorium:

Panel Session La Agricultura Urbana en Iberoamérica y España – “Urban Agriculture in Ibero-America and Spain – in Spanish with Dr. Julian Briz, Dr. José María Durán-Altisent, Dr. Isabel de Felipe, Tanya Müller García (Moderator), Dr. Gilberto Navas, and Joaquin Sicilia Carnicer with live Q & A

You’ll find Tanya Müller García and Dr. Gilberto Navas in Mexico City discussing Urban Agriculture with their colleagues Dr. Julian Briz, Dr. José María Durán-Altisent, Dr. Isabel de Felipe, and Joaquin Sicilia Carnicer in Madrid, in Spanish.

VS2013: Keynote Javier Senosiain

Keynote Address by Javier Senosiain: “Bioarchitecture (in Spanish with English subtitles) with live Q & A

What do Nautilus House (Nautilus), the Flower (la Flor), the Mexican Whale (la Ballena Mexicana), the Shark (el Tiburón), the Satellite Set (el Conjunto Satélite) and the Nest of Quetzalcóatl (el Nido de Quetzalcóatl) all share in common?   These fantastical spaces were all designed by Senosiain.   Prepare for a spectacular feast for the eyes as the green “organic architect” from Mexico City shares his sensuous, sinuous, ecologically informative works with us, in Spanish with English subtitles.


Thursday, February 28:

A Tale of Two Hydroponic Living Wall Systems from Canada and Spainby Dr. Alan Darlington and Ignacio (Nacho) Solano – live Q & A with Nacho Solano

Now on demand, this collaborative video features the innovative work of NEDLAW Living Walls from Canada in English and Paisajismo Urbano from Spain, in Spanish with English subtitles.   Connect today at the Q & A with Nacho Solano in Spanish.

Naturación Urbana en España” – Urban Greening in Spainby Dr. Julian Briz, Dr. José María Durán-Altisent, Dr. Isabel de Felipe, and Joaquin Sicilia Carnicer with live Q & A

Four Spaniards from the worlds of academia and architecture share their views on the current situation in Spain, in Spanish with English subtitles.  Their videos serve as backgrounders for the Panel Session “La Agricultura Urbana en Iberoamérica y España” – “Urban Agriculture in Ibero-America and Spain.”

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Learn about all the presentations so far from Week #1 and Week #2 now On Demand along with their Q & A chat transcripts.

See the Agenda, Agenda-at-a-Glance, and Speakers pages for the complete list of dates and times.

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~ Linda V.

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