Ever imagined a ‘green wall’ for your house? Of course, it is rewarding for two major reasons. One for the aesthetic appeal it affords and the other for the environmental concern the idea envisages.
Perhaps, the new Mint Hotel near the Tower of London realized both these aspects as well. Besides, being in one of the important historic sites in London, the hotel stands apart featuring the tallest living green wall in Europe. The green wall covering 1,025 square meters of the building is an awesome visual treat to the on-lookers.
May be it is the wide variety of plant species which makes the wall even more special. A sum of forty species of plants scientifically arranged according the solar exposure contains 184,000 single plants divided between 4,100 planting modules. In order to ensure the proper survival in adverse weather conditions, the plants were raised in a greenhouse before it was transported on to the wall.
Here is an instance of perfect blend of green and technology. The high-tech automatic irrigation system waters the plants and disperses nourishing liquid fertilizer. Moreover, the system which is connected to a message center will automatically send a S.O.S in the form of a text message to the landscaping company associated if it sees signs of failure of any kind.
The ‘green’ story doesn’t end here. For those who have not been satisfied with the green wall alone, the Mint Hotel features a ‘green roof’ too. The roof carpeted with wild flowers also allows provisions for some fine piece of natural architecture. Some awestruck bee walls!
Dare to imagine a green wall for your house? Go ahead and be a part of the ‘green movement’.