the world's most visited architecture website
All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Articles
  3. New Green Wall / Jose Maria Chofre

New Green Wall / Jose Maria Chofre

New Green Wall / Jose Maria Chofre
© Urbanarbolismo
© Urbanarbolismo

Although we’ve featured dozens of projects that incorporate vertical or roof gardens, we just couldn’t stop looking at this beautiful six story tall green wall by architect Jose Maria Chofre that we spotted at Urbanarbolismo. The articulated design, teamed with the variety of foliage, adds a great texture and personality to the building, a new children’s library in eastern Spain.

More images and more about the green wall after the break.

© Urbanarbolismo
© Urbanarbolismo

The wall is constructed in a modular fashion, with cubic containers sandwiched between two metal grids – the interior grid provides access to replace a container if necessary.  Maintenance from the exterior is simplified with the inclusion of a suspended scaffold, so workers can easily care for or replace specific plants.  And, the metal structure is built upon the deposit of concrete used for irrigation.

© Urbanarbolismo
© Urbanarbolismo

© Urbanarbolismo
© Urbanarbolismo

The gridded façade creates separate spaces for different types of plants:  small flowers and herbs fill in the top layers of the garden, while ivy and ferns grow at the bottom.

© Urbanarbolismo
© Urbanarbolismo
© Urbanarbolismo
© Urbanarbolismo

This green wall gives the perfect natural touch to the building and provides an eye-catching element for all to enjoy while walking through the city.

About this author
Cite: Karen Cilento. "New Green Wall / Jose Maria Chofre" 03 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/71610/new-green-wall-jose-maria-chofre/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.