Developed by Ignacio Solano and installed by Paisajismo Urbano, this vertical garden building located in Bogota, Columbia can actually produce oxygen for over 3,000 people every year! Not to mention filter a lot of heavy metals and other harmful gases. This living facade system shows how to do growth in the right direction, UP. It is the way to a more sustainable and useful greenery.
The vertical garden building plants span over 30,000 square meters and some say that placing these trees onto large buildings could be problematic from a pure engineering point of view. You need thick layers of soil and complex watering systems to sustain such a huge greenery not to mention structural support, but on the flip side, it provides lots of the same benefits with much lower costs and saving of energy.
Now it is becoming more and more popular for architects to try and include trees inside and around buildings, which offer a lot of benefits like providing natural shade and nice looking renderings. However, the goals of creating such garden buildings should be decided in advance because these green installations require ongoing support which not every building or company can handle.
Not sure if everything about these buildings are 100% and what are the costs to maintain them. But i feel we should only be building these types from now on and 50 years from now, our air would be cleaner. Am i right?