Project Description

Living

Design

Sydney International Airport

Kameygal land

Key Facts

Year Completed:
2018, 2019
Garden Type:
Green walls, Junglefy Breathing WallsTM, Green Facades, Planter boxes
Size of Garden:
Green walls – 28m2, Breathing Walls – 58.5m2
Number of Plants:
3,460
Number of Species:
28
Types of Species:
Chlorophytum Green, Philodendron Xanadu, Spathiphyllum sp., Plerandra elegantissima, Nephrolepis spp., Blechnum Gibbum Silver Lady, Platycerium, Chlorophytum variegated, Pepperomia pellucida, Phlebodium, Plerandra elegantissima, Neomerica gracilis, Humata tyermanii, Nematanthus glabra, Schefflera aboricola, Epipremnum aureum, Philodendron Hope, Viola hederacea, Plectranthus ciliatus, Plectranthus madascariensis, Platycerium, Philodendron rojo congo, Philodendron lynette, Spathiphyllum ‘Emerald Star’, Philodendron scandens, Philodendron Atom, Philodendron “Heather May”, Philodendron scandens, Rhipsalis spp

The International Departures terminal at Sydney Airport is a busy thoroughfare for travelers and with its abundant hard surfaces, it presented an ideal opportunity to bring nature to this urban airport environment.

Bayside Council wanted to enhance public amenity and reduce reflected heat, so green walls and Junglefy Breathing WallsTM were added to create natural barriers and add biophilic design. Planter boxes have been combined with overhead green walls to create a lush backdrop while allowing space for trailing plants to fill the void. Complementing the walls, green facades were installed to unused areas to bring colour and vibrancy. Colourful bougainvilleas climb up wires to create an attractive display and a softened appearance.

With health and safety being an important focus for public spaces, plants have transformed this harsh urban space by weaving nature throughout its architecture and creating a safer environment. The improved aesthetic of the green walls relieves the stress of travelers and being a natural acoustic barrier, they also reduce aircraft noise and create a more comfortable space. The walls are positioned to block the harsh sun and reflected heat from hard surfaces, while the Junglefy Breathing Walls filter air pollutants, creating clean air and reducing air pollution in the area.

Our role

Junglefy designed and constructed the green walls and Breathing Walls based on the custom requirements of the spaces throughout the airport. Our skilled horticulturalists, planted thousands of plants, carry out regular maintenance, check irrigation and systems, and maintain the plants in perfect health.