Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 7/21/14
Britomart East Complex Green Walls
Auckland, New Zealand
1,292 sf Greenwall
Project Description & Details
Britomart is a vibrant shopping, entertainment and business precinct in the heart of downtown Auckland. Surrounded by beautiful heritage buildings, the neighbourhood has a wide array of restaurants and bars, world-class fashion boutiques and interesting art spaces. Located on Takutai in the city’s Central Business District, stunning living walls are situated in the atrium of the Britomart East complex. The green walls were an ideal lightweight solution to the question of how to differentiate the complex’s interior aesthetic.
Designed and installed by Natural Habitats, the two three-story high, 120 m2 of green walls line the east and west end walls and integrate seamlessly into the building fabric. The vertical plantings are hydroponically fed on harvested rainwater and the green walls feature a custom designed planting palette chosen for their low light and maintenance requirements. The walls’ 60 custom made panels had to be carefully installed using a building maintenance unit and abseiling equipment. Considered eco-artwork, they are the focal point of the atrium. The building has a New Zealand Green Building Council five-star rating.
Owner: Cooper & Company
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Living Wall
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 1,292 sq.ft.
Access: Accessible, Open to Public
Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Greenwall Designer and Director: Graham Cleary, Natural Habitats
Modular Greenwall System: Natural Habitats
Mesh Baskets and Gutter Fabricator: AMW Fabrication
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