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The mere insertion of plants into the built environment can enhance comfort, satisfaction, well- being and performance.

Biophilic Design

Paddington Central

  • London, United Kingdom
  • 2015
  • For British Land
  • 82m2
  • Maintained by Biotecture
  • Publicly viewable

Project Details

  • Paddington Green Wall offers a natural outlook for cafes and restaurants
  • Curved Living Green Wall
  • Additional hydroponic, stacked planted troughs

Paddington Central is a vibrant and inspiring living and working space just a few short steps away from Paddington Station. There are bars, restaurants and gyms all enjoying this water side location on the banks of the Grand Union Canal.

The large section of curved Paddingon Green wall and smaller stacked troughs walls were chosen to offer a beautiful backdrop for outdoor seating and seasonally changing interest to the public areas, regularly used by residents and people working in the srea to access the station.

This site, located between two tall buildings, is exposed to windy conditions and partial sun throughout the year. The plants in the Living wall were particularly chosen to be hardy and offer year round cover but also to give both upright and training forms.

There is a curved living wall 82mwith in excess of 6000 plants. There are also two areas of hydroponic, stacked planting where planted troughs are positioned on shelves which were also installed, and maintained by Biotecture. There is also way finding signage incorporated into the stacked planting trough wall meaning it has both form and function.

To learn more about why growing hydroponically is great for plants visit our Why Hydroponics page.