Leersum, 6 June 2016 – The front wall of recently opened European distribution centre in the Belgian community of Laakdal, from world’s largest manufacturer of sports shoes, is growing the largest green wall of Europe. The green wall surface consists of just under 100,000 plants spanning over 2,000 m2. The applied green wall system, LivePanel, consists of a carefully selected range of plants, including Alchemilla, Bergenia, Campanula, Geranium and Nepeta. The innovative new building of the leading sports brand is powered by fully renewable energy from solar panels, wind turbines and a geothermal system.
BSI Bomenservice, based in Baarn, is responsible for installation and maintenance. The giant planted wall is equipped with an integrated irrigation system, permanently distributing enough moisture and plant food. “The client required a sustainable green wall with minimum water consumption. After an extensive selection process of available systems, we chose Mobilane’s LivePanel in consultation with the architects. The minimal water consumption, the relatively low weight and the proven performance of the green wall system in combination with the excellent quality/price ratio were the key factors,” say Mobilane and BSI Bomenservice.
The plant wall consists of Mobilane’s modular LivePanel system. Mobilane is a supplier of innovative green systems. The green wall is not soil-bound and contains a total of 11,000 exchangeable plant cassettes. Each row of cassettes is placed in an aluminium duct profile which also serves as a water reservoir. The plants in the cassettes are automatically watered by an innovative capillary irrigation system operated by wall sensors. The innovative system requires little maintenance, is leak-free and not susceptible to breakdowns. Once disassembled, the living wall can be recycled in full.
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