Vertical garden and green roof dynamos, Urbanarbolism, have successfully completed another project in collaboration with Paisajismo Urbano, this time an indoor vertical garden in Elche, Spain. The three story indoor garden is considered to be Spain's largest and also works to clear the air of indoor office pollutants. Located in the courtyard of the office building, employees and visitors alike get to enjoy its green splendor.
The courtyard of the office building enjoys a large skylight, which bathes the interior of the building as well as the vertical garden with light. The vertical garden is visible from offices, meeting rooms as well as the main entrance hall. Visitors and employees can even enjoy the green wall as they ride in the glass walled elevator. Reflections off the glass of the meeting rooms and the skylight multiply the perspectives of the garden.
Plants for the indoor garden were carefully selected in order to fix CO2 and filter out indoor pollutants produced by office materials, equipment and appliances. Toxins like formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloreoethane are commonly found in home and office environments and can lead to “sick building syndrome”. By installing this indoor vertical garden, the owners of the building are contributing to employees’ health and productivity, not to mention, it’s a beautiful installation. Plants known to help clean indoor air include Bamboo Plant, Chinese Evergreen, English Ivy, Ficus, Peace Lily, Philodendron, and Spider Plant.
WHY THIS MATTERS:
Indoor vertical gardens like this one aren’t just pretty to look at. They also clean the air inside of a building and rid it of toxins like formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloreoethane – not to mention the CO2 they suck up.
Images ©Urbanarbolism and Paisajjismo Urbano