360 Mall unveils vertical garden
Kuwait, May 18, 2010
Kuwait's 360 Mall has introduced a new vertical garden as an ideal place to enjoy a relaxing break from shopping.
The zone is surrounded by glass walls, which allows the sun’s rays to penetrate the mall’s surroundings, providing a naturally beautiful scenic view. It further includes Japanese KOI, and reflective pools.
Originally designed by renowned botanist Patric Blanc, the Vertical Garden, also known as Le Mur Vegetal in French, was conceived after many observations in natural environments. It relies on a new way to grow plants without any soil, and can be implemented outdoors or indoors in climatic environment.
The organic architecture is created by sprinkling plant seeds on a fabric layer which allows plants to grow naturally across the available space. The process of watering and fertilisation is automated.
The 620 sqm vertical garden includes 20,500 plants from over 101 different species. It uses a water-based filtering system that does not require any replacement, and purifies the surrounding air quality.
The garden also has environmental benefits for the mall. As well as the natural impact of plants on the air quality, it also helps lower energy consumption in both winter and summer.-TradeArabia News Service