A green wall to be constructed in London will be Europe’s biggest.
According to bimstore, Citicape House on London’s ‘culture mile’ will be wrapped by 400,000 plants in an attempt to improve London’a air quality.
Designed by Sheppard Robson, it has been said the building will capture over eight tonnes of carbon while producing six tonnes of oxygen annually.
The green building will contain a luxury five-star hotel as well as offices, event spaces, a sky-bar, spa and restaurant.
“On a site that is so prominent, there was a real drive to inject some fresh perspectives on how to grapple with some on London’s most urgent environmental issues, including air quality and noise and dust pollution,” said Dan Burr, partner at Sheppard Robson.
“We felt that an immersive and integrated approach would have the biggest impact on the local environmental conditions, making a better and more liveable city, as well as articulating a clear architectural statement.”
The building will also have a rooftop terrace which will provide completely unobstructed view of the capital as well as endangered species of wallflowers to help them flourish.
“The socially sustainable aspects are just as important to us,” Burr said.
“The publicly accessible spaces and a rich mix of uses allows the public to dwell into the evening and weekends, all directly adjacent to a major transport hub and following the sustainable development ethos.”