Greenleaf IPS was called upon to create a plant wall for a popular walkway in the new SDSU Associated Student building. Our focus was to makeover an outdated section of the wall to gain the attention of passerby’s.
Transform a concrete wall with a solution that was durable enough to tolerate high traffic.
Design should incorporate a similar color of wood that was used in existing accents throughout the building.
Client voiced a desire for color and texture in the plant selection.
Must meet ADA requirements.
Proposed a wood-like substitute called Trex, for the frame that matched the existing wood accents in the building. Trex is maintenance free and has a long lifespan.
Client elected to go with a random arrangement of assorted multi-colored succulents.
Worked with facility’s plumbing team to tie in water source from drinking fountain.
Installation of framework was very technical and required an experienced crew to properly anchor it to the wall.
Started with a waterproof PVC backing, which was then covered with Trex.
Designed frame to open on the right side to give access to irrigation control.
Upon completion, the living wall totally renewed the area with a vibrant atmosphere. The finished installment is enjoyed by students and all those who pass by it.
Promotes pollination and is frequented by hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees.
Plant wall was a huge success and became a big “selfie” location.
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