Project Description

Vibrant Public
Spaces

The Canopy, Lane Cove

2020

Key Facts

Garden Type:
Green Wall
Size of Garden:
19m2
Number of Plants:
608
Types of Species:
Convolvulus cneorum, Euryops pectinatus ‘Little Sunray’, Strobilanthes anisophyllus (Goldfussia), Westringia fruticosa ‘Jervis Gem’, Dipladenia sanceri ‘Red Riding Hood’, Epipremnum aureum, Neomerica gracilis, Spathiphyllum ‘Petite’, Philodendron Hope, Schefflera aboricola
Architect:
Scott Carver

Lane Cove Council’s redevelopment of this former car park into an inclusive community precinct with sustainable innovations has created a valuable community asset for Lane Cove’s residents and visitors. The Canopy is a multi-purpose civic square including a village green with performance stage, playground, retail precinct with supermarkets and an ample underground car park.

The Canopy’s strong connection to nature continues from the village green through to the shopping plaza where a large green wall is featured underneath the overhead reflective solar arbour. The green wall introduces 608 plants across just 19m2 and provides cleaner air, cooler temperature, noise reduction, plus biophilic and biodiversity benefits.

Our role

Junglefy constructed the green wall with intelligent sensors and irrigation. Junglefy continues to provide ongoing maintenance of The Canopy to keep the plants in perfect health.

Key Innovation

Through years’ of experience in creating living infrastructure, Junglefy have developed extensive knowledge on the plant species that thrive in urban environments. Junglefy have also created a unique growing medium that stores more water than most soils, which provides superior resilience for the plants against the harsh Summer conditions.

Images by Scott Carver, Lane Cove Council, John Ferres, Andrew Walsh, supplied with permission by Scott Carver and Lane Cove Council.