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When everybody is planting apples a visionary plants oranges.

Matshona Dhliwayo

Office Living Walls, Wilson Street

  • London, United Kingdom
  • 2013
  • For Private Property Developer

Project Details

  • Nine sections of living wall
  • Improves indoor air quality
  • Biophilic properties

In this office building in central London, Biotecture installed nine living wall sections. These separate walls included two in the main atrium, which can be viewed from the street, several sections around a staircase and another living wall in an office break-out area.

The planting designs mirror one another. Each contains plant species with a mix of long and broad leaves, such as ferns and ivy. Peace Lilies, known for their ability to improve air quality, flower in white throughout the summer. Whilst Begonia ‘Fireworks’ introduces bright spots of purple foliage to the walls in the main atrium and office area.

There is extensive research to suggest that when humans are surrounded by plants and greenery, their overall health and wellbeing is improved. This is a concept known as Biophilia and draws on the affinity humans have with the natural world.

More specifically, many studies have shown that having high numbers of plants within the workplace improves concentration, productivity and mood; meaning the living walls within this office on Wilson Street are perfectly situated in these prominent locations to boost the output and general well being of the employees.

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