Project Description

Biophilic
Spaces

Harbord Diggers

2018

Key Facts

Garden Type:
Green Wall, Hanging Green Walls and custom Planter boxes
Size of Garden:
134m2 Green Wall, 6m2 Green Wall, 7.5m2 Green Wall columns
Number of Plants:
13,932
Number of Species:
9
Types of Species:
Chlorophytum, Humata tyermanii, Epipremnum aureum, Pepperomia obtusifolia, Pepperomia Albo Variegata, Pepperomia Pellucida, Philodendron spp., Neomarica spp

A stunning example of biophilic design, Harbord Diggers has been artfully designed and constructed to create a natural, inviting and beautiful space for its users.

Upon entering the foyer, a lush green wall complements natural materials of timber slatted paneling, sandstone floor tiles and Nepean river pebbles. In the main bistro area, hanging Junglefy Green Wall modules are suspended with Tensile stainless steel wire to create a beautiful pop of colour against raw concrete columns. The river stones are again a feature underneath the suspended green walls, to catch the water as a natural drainage pit.

Surrounding sections of seating areas are curved glass-reinforced concrete planters that provide an intimate dining space within the large open plan area. Bespoke hanging pots have been suspended with chain and Tensile wire to provide subtle screening for the bar and dining areas.

In the gaming room, a huge 136 sqm green wall is paired with large water feature urns, adding more biophilic elements and a carefully considered ‘feng shui’ to the space. Nepean river stones sit beneath the green wall for drainage and louvered panels span the length of the overhead wall to allow for natural ventilation and filtered light.

Our role

Design consultation, construction of green wall, planted columns, interior plantscaping of potted plants.
Maintenance seasonally and as required.

Key Innovation

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.