Project Description

A Vertical

One Central Park

2012 – 2014

Key Facts

Garden Type: External living wall (vertical garden)
Size of Garden: 21 Panels covering 1120m2
Number of Species: 383
Number of Plants: 35,200
Maintenance: As required and season dependent
Landscape architect: ASPECT | OCULUS

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.