Green walls create new urban jungles
London (CNN) — Vertical gardens are cropping up all over cities these days, transforming drab urban facades into vibrant jungles of color.
These lush expanses have found their way onto the walls — both inside and out — on numerous sites in recent years revitalizing public buildings, hotels, offices and even a multi-storey car park in Netherlands.
Aside from their pleasing aesthetic qualities, vertical gardens could also deliver more practical benefits says Mark Laurence, creative director at Biotecture, a UK company who design and build green walls.
“The market is rapidly moving into looking at how they can provide eco-system services and green infrastructures for urban environments,” Laurence said.