Developer unveils MidEast's largest living green wall in Dubai

Dubai Properties says green wall at Dubai Wharf is part of its strategy to promote sustainable living in the emirate
By Sam Bridge
Sat 09 Jun 2018 09:59 AM

Dubai Properties has unveiled the Middle East’s largest living green wall at Dubai Wharf, located in the heart of Culture Village overlooking the historic Dubai Creek.

Extending 210 metres in length and rising six metres high, the impressive vertical garden spans 1,260 square metres and features over 80,000 plants forming a leaf canopy area equivalent to around 200 trees, capable of offsetting an estimated 4.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually.

The developer said the wall is part of its strategy to promote sustainable living in the emirate.

It added that living green walls are vertical gardens that are particularly useful in urban landscaping, where space can be a constraint. Plants naturally remove carbon dioxide and produce oxygen while filtering the air around them through absorbing pollutants. This beneficial effect is compounded by the sheer number of plants in living green walls.

Raed Al Nuaimi, group CEO of Dubai Properties, said: “At Dubai Properties, we design our projects with a focus on the communities that will inhabit them. As part of this priority, we consciously integrate elements that are not only environmentally sustainable but also make our residents happy.

"The Dubai Wharf Green Wall is a prime example of our holistic approach to well-being in our communities, as it instils a sense of serenity throughout the neighbourhood while supporting the local ecosystem and beautifying the surroundings. In addition, having a new Dubai landmark at their doorstep is a matter of pride for the residents of this community.”

Green walls are a relatively new concept worldwide, with 93 percent installed after 2007. Found mostly in urban environments, where the plants help reduce the overall temperature of the buildings, many of the best-known green walls are located in public places, such as airports and shopping malls.

Developed by landscaping experts Gover Horticulture, the Dubai Wharf Green Wall is made using geotextile grow bags filled with peat substrates enriched with nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (NPK). This allows for better root growth, irrigation and drainage in the UAE climate that can often get quite harsh during the long summers.

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Last Updated: Sat 09 Jun 2018 10:07 AM GST

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