IPIC Delray Beach Greenwall
Delray Beach, FL, USA
1,783 sf. Greenwall
Greenroofs.com Featured Project April 1, 2019
Aramis & I had the pleasure of visiting and meeting everyone at the corporate headquarters of GSky Plant Systems in Delray Beach last February, and then had lunch with Hal Thorne, the company’s CEO.
A thoughtful person who is passionate about greening our built environment, Hal took us to their beautiful 2-month old greenwall project at the newly built IPIC Theater just a few blocks over.
Workers were still finishing up a variety of items for the IPIC Grand Opening on March 7, but we got a wonderful firsthand look at the already flourishing living wall!
Excerpt from Project Profile:
The IPIC Delray Beach offers an innovative luxury theater experience with high-end dining and live events. Six years in the making and boasting a four-level upscale social destination, the entertainment venue encompasses an eight-screen, 429-seat luxury movie theater.
Completed in December 2018, a custom GSky®Pro Wall® living wall system spans nearly 2,000 square feet at the new IPIC Entertainment corporate headquarters and theater in Delray Beach, Florida. The Pro Wall® system envelops and decorates its 5th Avenue façade in multiple hues.
Designed by GSky’s Debbie Kotalic—and comprising over 20,000 individual plants in nine varieties—the biophilic design of the greenwall leads viewers’ eyes down the street with its sweeping, interactive curves and textured foliage.
The advanced Pro Wall® green wall system features one-foot-by-one-foot pre-grown planted panels of durable Rockwool, offering a highly customizable palette for vertical exterior designs of small or expansive dimensions.
Additionally, the system’s waste-reducing drip irrigation design minimizes water usage. As a major sustainable architectural feature in urban Delray Beach, the Pro Wall cleans the air and muffles sound pollution.
The Wall is protected by GSky’s standard comprehensive maintenance program with hardware coverage and plant guarantee. Other distinctive features are the building’s white web skin and web canopy over the deck, and its art filled rooms of interesting works.
A. Grant Thornbrough & Associates, landscape architects for the IPIC corporate project says, “The green wall at IPIC instantly became a focal point for our city and downtown area. The green wall through its shapes, colors, and textures of the plant material is an artistry for the entire community to enjoy.”
With a gourmet menu, complimentary pillow and blanket plus unlimited popcorn at every seat – among other amenities –movie goers enjoy a unique theater experience in comfort at IPIC Entertainment. And, the iconic design of the GSky Pro Wall® 25-living wall creates a major exterior art piece in Florida and a wonderful addition to the vibrant environment of downtown Delray Beach.
Owner: IPIC Entertainment
Location: Delray Beach, FL, USA
Building Program: Multi-Use
Greenwall Type: Living Wall
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 1,783 sq.ft.
Access: Accessible, Public
PRO WALL®, GSKY PLANT SYSTEMS
GREENWALL DESIGNER, DEBBIE KOTALIC:
GSKY PLANT SYSTEMS
A. GRANT THORNBROUGH & ASSOCIATES
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