Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority Cumberland Street & Cahill Expressway 2017-10-04T14:29:14+00:00

Project Description

Public
Green Wall

Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority Cumberland Street
& Cahill Expressway

2015

Key Facts

Garden Type:
2 External living walls
Size of Garden:
25m2 and 142m2
Number of Species:
29
Number of Plants:
8,461
Maintenance:
As required and season dependent

The Rocks, in Sydney’s CBD, has long been a popular destination for tourists from around the world. Now, the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) is working to enhance our city’s public spaces and make The Rocks an exciting and inviting destination for all people, not just those visiting our beautiful city. Junglefy are proud to have collaborated with SHFA on the design and installation of two luscious green walls on Cumberland Street and George Street (under the Cahill Expressway), which have contributed to bringing the beauty and benefits of nature back into our cities.

Our Role

Junglefy designed and installed a customized aluminium frame for the moderately curved Cumberland Street green wall ensuring penetrations into the host wall was minimised. It also required oversized holes to allow for the expansion and contraction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
For the George Street component of the project, Junglefy created a bespoke steel frame for the curved and slightly cambered Cahill Expressway pylon host wall. Additionally, we were responsible for the light study analysis on both walls, which incorporated LED technology to George Street. The planting design is unique to the lighting conditions but also accommodates shapes that are representative of Worker’s cottages seen along Cumberland Street a century ago.
Junglefy currently maintains both of these green walls which are thriving in their urban environment.

Key Innovation

Junglefy installed a custom powder-coated, laser cut, curved drip tray to the George Street green wall, as well as custom irrigation set-up in a lockable cabinet and advanced dual purpose LED grow lights on a specified curved track to match the curve of the green wall.