project: GreenWall Umicore
In 2010 Umicore, a global materials technology group, opened a new head office next to its factory in Hoboken, Antwerp. This ultramodern building sharply contrasts with the 125 year old factory. A Garsy® GreenWall was installed against the façade of the factory to cover the old wall and improve the view from the main office. This not only provided an aesthetic and relaxing view, but also more greenery for the entire Umicore site.
This project adequately emphasizes the main advantage offered by the GreenWall, being space-saving thanks to its vertical nature. The overall surface of the GreenWall measures 282m² with a height of approximately 10m. This GreenWall contains 7000 Luzula sylvatica plants. The entire took about 14 weeks.
- Hoboken, Belgium
- January, 2010
- Umicore Precious Metals Refining
- Garsy nv