Green oasis becomes the visual highlight of Cologne-Wesseling
- Location: Cologne-Wesseling, Germany
The owner of a residential and office building in Cologne-Wesseling in Germany wanted a unique design for the facade to improve the appearance of the whole building. Achim Eilingsfeld from the Gefässerie in Hammelburg was responsible for the planning and execution. He recommended the LivePanel Outdoor green facade system from Mobilane to the owner. “The vertical greenery not only makes it visually attractive, the benefits are enormous. The vertical greenery improves the clean air quality, lowers the ambient temperature, reduces the ambient noise, and stimulates the biodiversity in the city.” In addition, according to Achim Eilingsfeld, “the positive effects of greenery on the general well-being of the residents should not be underestimated.”
The LivePanel Outdoor green wall system
In total, four green facades spanning approximately 165 square meters were realized with the patented LivePanel Outdoor system. The LivePanel is a modular, fully recyclable vertical green facade system filled with substrate and exchangeable plant cassettes with a measurement of 40 x 40 cm. For this project, more than 8000 cassettes with over 7000 plants were used. The installation of the LivePanel is simple and quick. Each row of plant cassettes is placed in a gutter profile that also serves as a water reservoir. The plants absorb water from the reservoir through capillary action. The plant cassettes are circular and the remaining components of the system are fully recyclable.
Only after a few weeks of installation of the green facade system, the owner, the residents and everyone living in the neighborhood could already enjoy the living building with the green oasis and all its benefits. Campanula Stella, Bergenia Bressingham White, Heuchera Frosted Violet, Carex Evergold, Carex Greenwell, Fragaria vesca, and Geranium Rozanne shine in the vertical plant wall.
The client and designer of the facade agree with each other: “A stylish concept, smart technology and a professional system with a perfect result which makes everyone happy.”
Mobilane develops and delivers sustainable and innovative green systems such as green screens, green roofs, green walls, and green facades. With branches in the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, and South-Africa and an extensive network of distributors, installers and agents, the worldwide reach of these unique ready-made greenery products is ensured. From North America to Australia, in both office buildings and private gardens, people experience the benefits and pleasure of greenery in their immediate environment. Mobilane is part of the ‘Darthuizer Groep’, a leading family-run company that has been at the forefront of innovation and consistently high quality in the environmental landscape for over 80 years. Building on this experience in the green sector, Mobilane was established in 2001 as the sustainable developer of patented innovative green systems. It is our mission to work together for a better, healthier living environment by growing, developing and supplying Mobilane’s innovative greening systems – each with specifically-designed unique advantages and properties. The added value of natural planting and greenery has a direct impact on the environment, improves the climate, enhances real estate values and contributes positively to aesthetics, health and well-being.
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