ESTABLISHMENT OF VEGETATION IN SEALED AND HIGH-FREQUENTED URBAN AREAS
The greening of façades in urban areas allows a vitalisation of large vertical surface areas without competing for ground area. But conventional façade greenery which uses the soil as root zone contains a couple of disadvantages. The suggestion, based on a two year research project, is to use a hydroponic modular façade greening system that includes fertigation and control system. In big cities, traditional road side vegetation, e.g. grass stripes or flower beds usually are mostly impossible because of limited space and technical facilities beneath the street surface. Non-used and sealed traffic areas like traffic islands and traffic separation areas may be covered by movable beds or movable plant containers using novel materials. Two additional examples based on our experiences with complex plant systems should give an idea of possible greened mobile street furniture. The first one shows a construction similar to an awning, but with shady plants on it. A second example goes into the establishment of flexible spaces by using street furniture.
Brohm, D., Domurath, N. and Schröder, F.-G. (2012). ESTABLISHMENT OF VEGETATION IN SEALED AND HIGH-FREQUENTED URBAN AREAS. Acta Hortic. 937, 1041-1047
facade greening, street furniture, traffic islands, vegetated awning, textile reinforced concrete