60 Union Street
Planter species – Waterhousia floribunda, Waterhousia floribunda, Raphis excelsea, Rojo congo, Liriope muscari, Dichondra repens, Epipremnum aureum, Strelizia nicolai, Raphis Palm, Ficus Lyrata
Set under an expansive glass atrium that floods the foyer with natural light, this space shows biophilic design at its best. The striking 9.5m high green wall commands attention in the foyer of this beautifully designed contemporary building.
Filled with a mass of lush plants, the green wall provides a stunning backdrop and hero feature of this space. The green wall is flooded with overhead light from the full ceiling atrium and is supplemented with grow lighting that matches the black steel used throughout the space. Setting off the rich colours of the green wall is timber paneling running across the width of one of the internal atrium walls, adding natural wood tones and texture contrasted against the glass and steel on the atrium roof.
The heart of the foyer is a bustling cafe, servicing the workers of the building. Adjacent to the green wall is a seating and break out area for casual dining and meetings. The seating areas are paired with elevated planter boxes with trailing climbers that contrast against the black steel planters.
Design consultation, construction of green wall, planted columns, interior plantscaping of potted plants.
Maintenance seasonally and as required.
The key innovation in this project was the clever use of Tensile cables to suspend our green wall modules around a circular column. Traditional green walls are constructed to flat structural walls so this was a unique and first-time application of hanging modules. This project provides an alternative solution to grow plants where space and surface area are limited.