Colombia's 300 Foot Living Wall

The second tallest living wall in the world is currently the Green Medellin wall, by Groncol and Paisajismo Urbano.

Located on the side of a residential building, the vertical garden is 300 feet tall (92 meters). The impressive installation stretches up and features hundreds of native and adaptive plants that were specially selected to withstand the weather and strong winds found at that height.

Groncol and Paisajismo Urbano have been working on a number of projects in Colombia and recently completed the Green Medellin wall.

Groncol was responsible for the design and construction of the wall, while Paisajismo Urbano is in charge of the hydroponic technology behind the project.


Images Courtesy of Groncol
Source: Inhabitat by Bridgette Meinhold (March 2014)

Barcelona's Wall of Vegitecture


Capella Garcia Arquitectura are the creators of the Green Side-Wall vertical garden on a façade in Barcelona, representing “the birth of a novel type of construction in the field of vegitecture.”

Consisting in a free-standing structure parallel to the façade of a building, the green façade continually changes, cooling in the summer and insulation in winter. Generating oxygen and absorbing CO2, it filters dust and forms an acoustic screen that reduces noise.

"The free-standing structure is inspired by the form of a tree. For maintenance of the vegetation that forms the façade, all requirements for cleaning, safety and sustainability have been accounted for. Water consumption is minimised by means of an automatic irrigation system."

Capella Garcia Arquitectura, Green Side-wall, Barcelona

See more details and photos on Domus  (June 2012)