Living Wall at Lancaster University
A 27 sqm living wall at Lancaster university. Situated in between an existing university building and a newly built contemporary science block the green wall softens the bold and modern building. The system has a fully automated irrigation system which is run by a central controller with soil moisture sensors to give extra protection against over or underwatering. It is in a very shaded but quite exposed position so tough, shade tolerant plants such as Vinca major, Carex spp and native ferns have been used to provide durable, year round planting. Long narrow bands of planting in contrasting colours link the living wall in with the ground level borders, leading the eye along the ground and up the wall.
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