Project Description

A Vertical
Ecosystem

One Central Park

2012 – 2014

Key Facts

Garden Type:
Green Facade
Size of Garden:
21 Panels covering 1,120m2
Number of Plants:
35,200
Number of Species:
383
Team:
Patric Blanc; Ateliers Jean Nouvel; PTW Architects; ASPECT | OCULUS
Awards:
‘CTBUH 2019 50 Most Influential Tall Buildings of the Last 50 Years’; CTBUH Urban Habitat Awards – Master Plan Scale Award of Excellence; 2019 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW President’s Award; 2019 Best Urban Design, Good Design Awards; CTBUH 2014 Best Tall Building (Asia/Australasia)
Ratings:
5 Star Green Star – Multi Unit Residential Design v1; 5 Star Green Star – Multi Unit Residential As Built v1; 5 Star Green Star Retail Centre Design v1

One Central Park is an architectural collaboration between Ateliers Jean Nouvel and PTW Architects located in Sydney’s Chippendale. This high profile project on the former Carlton United Brewery site, is the first stage of the Central Park development. In 2014, One Central Park was awarded the world’s best tall building by The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

Our Role

Junglefy worked with French botanist Patrick Blanc to deliver the world’s tallest vertical garden at 130m high (over 1120 square metres). We were responsible for fabrication, assembly and installation of Blanc’s vertical garden, ensuring it met Australian building standards and was integrated into the 28-month building program, including the installation of the support brackets, frames, sheeting, irrigation, felt and plants.
Junglefy continues to be responsible for the ongoing maintenance and plant health of the entire site. This includes weekly visual inspections from the ground and monthly inspections via a swing stage. We check structure, plant health, treat against pests and diseases, prune and remove any rubbish.

Key Innovation

Junglefy engineered the support brackets and aluminium frames and modularised the whole project. The installation methodology was the first of its kind anywhere in the world for this green wall system.