Adelaide City Council 2017-07-31T23:22:18+00:00

Project Description

A Vertical
Ecosystem

Adelaide City Council

2016

Key Facts

Garden Type:
Living Façade and Green Wall
Size of Garden:
36m2
Number of Species:
11
Types of Species:
Plectrantus variegated, Chlorophytum comosum, Peperomia obtusifolia, Tradascantia pallida, Convolvulus mauritanicus, Viola hederacea, Hedera helix, Ficus pumila, Neomarica gracilis, Spathiphyllum, Rumohra adiantiformis
Number of Plants:
1,152
Maintenance:
As required and season dependent

Junglefy created a cascading living façade for the Adelaide City Council using a combination of green wall modules and planter boxes on the first floor balcony. This was the first time Junglefy’s Green Wall modules had been used on concrete columns requiring the construction of a bespoke sub-frame to ensure minimal penetrations.
The Adelaide City Council’s customer centre building is now a showcase of living infrastructure representing their commitment to creating a greener, more liveable city.

Our Role

Junglefy designed a customised steel structural support to work in with the cross-shaped concrete columns, which supported the 144 Junglefy Green Wall modules. EWP access was required to install the 6m tall green walls to each of the columns and the 12 GRC planters to the first floor balcony.
Junglefy maintains the six column green walls and the 12 GRC planter boxes on the first floor. Plants will be trained to meet the plants and green wall modules therefore connecting the green façade elements and creating a cascading living façade.

Key Innovation

Unique and custom subframing to work in with a cross-shaped concrete column using minimal penetrations.

Lord Mayor Martin Haese said: “The green wall was designed to showcase to developers and building owners how green infrastructure can be incorporated into building façades. City greening has the potential to extend beyond planting street trees, and living walls have countless benefits not just for buildings but the city as whole, helping to cool the environment, improve air quality and add vibrancy and interest to public spaces.”