A Wally Oasis

Thinking about how ecology plays a role in urban spaces is a re-emerging trend in design. The Symbiotic Green Wall takes the idea of wall beyond its dividing role. It provides a vertical system for an entire ecosystem to exist. The wall collects, purifies and redistributes water around the site using natural processes. A digital monitoring system sheds light on water usage and overall health. It even cleans itself with purified water. I would love to see more of these sculptural installations in big cities around the world.


Designers: Kooho Jung & Hayeon Kelly Choi

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Symbiotic Green Wall by Kooho Jung & Hayeon Kelly Choi

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19 Comments

  • Wonderer says:

    well thought off

  • Carl says:

    bs plants grow upwards not outwards.

  • mif991 says:

    Interesting. Some plants do live on walls, although not grass. This is an art project for a museum or a “green” campus maybe. The way you describe how to irrigate this wall is not believable. But I hope you make it to find out.

  • stephen russell says:

    Radical, built one around:
    US Govt EPA Hqs
    USFS Hqs, Wash DC
    Sierra Club, No CA.
    GreenPeace Hqs.
    & then worldwide.
    Good idea forall climates save polar.
    Radical.
    Have a Green Wall divide Berlin with Acess either way for jobs & food prod.

    Must use wall for
    Food Prod
    Spices
    Oxygenenation
    Gardens.
    alone.

    Imagine one 200 miles long in Beijing China?
    Hong Kong China, Hanoi Vietnam, Sydney Aus,
    Sedona AZ US, El Paso TX US.

    Great idea. Build this for 10 miles & gauge results.
    Then expand from Proven data for other markets.

    Must for Philadelphia PA.

  • Mewmew says:

    The irrigation system looks impossible. And also, there is a drainage problem to take care of. WTH, i am building one.

  • Mewmew says:

    The irrigation system looks impossible. And also, there is a drainage problem to take care of. WTH, i am building one.

  • Peter Oei says:

    The idea is certainly very nice, I do wonder about the flexibility of the system. Currently the train station area in Rotterdam is under construction and green walls in the form of 2m x 2m Ivy walls (its a product of Mobilane) in wooden crates can easily moved around. The planted some bulbs in them as well for the spring season. A complex system as shown here will probably be quite expensive, but correct me if I am wrong.

    Another cost effective system is a kind of geotextile in tubes with soil/substrate in it. It is simply piled up and with some metal hooks the tubes can be connected. It is quite easy to plant strawberries or whatever in them, or moss will grow naturally on it.

    Check out: http://www.buildingwithgreenandlight.com and order the book, it is great!

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