Potted Green Wall: Functionality VS Aesthetics, the common battleground.admin
Functionality and form were always the key to designing different building products. With the current emphasis onto how nature should be designed into buildings, onto buildings, sustainability of these greeneries has been critical to the decision matrix of consultants, architects and developers to build a green potting technology.
GWS Living Art started with potted system in 2009 together with Chop Ching Hin Pte Ltd, one of the established nurseries in South East Asia, able to pre-grow trees, shrubs and turfing for projects. Since then we have been installing green roof projects such as Changi Airport Terminal Four with our GWS Green Module system; we have gained a lot of insights of how the potted system works.
The main things to consider what types of Green wall potted system to use are 3 main segments:
- Easy: it should be designed to be able to safeguard from high floors with anti – lock features, but functional enough to be removed during maintenance when there is a need to change it out.
- Functional: the pot should be designed to hold just the right amount of media mix and plants. A common theory that is presented to us is that the longer the pot, the more media the pot can hold; and the argument against modular system green wall was always that it did not hold enough media in the long term.
Therefore, the pot should be done in a longer shape. This could be examined as the truth is the ratio of the media to plants is the same. If a longer module is used to grow plants, this means that there needs to be more plants to cover up the pots. The actual determining factor would be the thickness of the pots; which will then be an Aesthetic argument.
- Guarantee: its simple, if you want to install a pot 10 meters or 100 meters off the ground floor, it would be advisable the supplier / specialist installer such as GWS living art which have relevant track records and projects completed in this scope of works.
- With the above mentioned information provided on functionalities VS aesthetic, GWS hopes to provide educational information to ensure that our believes in building a green environment and technology city is being passed down to our consumers.