Bridgette Meinhold

Spain’s Largest Vertical Garden Cleans Air Inside Office Building

by , 02/23/11

vertical garden, indoor vertical garden, green wall, urbanarbolism, paisajismo urbano, indoor air quality

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.


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.

+ Urbanarbolism

+ Paisajismo Urbano

Images ©Urbanarbolism and Paisajjismo Urbano

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  1. jorgeroger July 18, 2014 at 12:59 am

    Where is this place?

  2. faem22 March 21, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    what type of skylight do they use?

  3. meretaylor March 26, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    I thought this wall was really amazing. I was wondering if anyone knows how the structure works or what the plants are planted in so that they will grow up the wall like that?

  4. karenart January 31, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Which plants help fix the indoor air quality? Is a Vertical Garden expense to create? I image that it would be very popular in a lobby area and look wonderful.

    trope group is doing its part by using recycled content and sustainable materials.

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