GREEN FACADES: THE ALTERNATIVE FOR THE GREEN CITIES OF TOMORROW
Tomorrow’s urban planning projects face a growing need for more green space in the city, not only for aesthetic reasons but also to improve the quality of life of city dwellers. Green spaces are no longer reserved for gardens and parks. Green facades are increasingly becoming the solution for the cities of tomorrow to increase the presence of nature in the streets.
GREEN FACADE, IN A FEW WORDS
A green facade – also known as a green wall, wall garden, green envelopes – is the greening of a vertical plane of a building with various plantings. The roots are immersed in the soil or in a container and then grow vertically to cover the wall.
GREEN WALL, AN ENVIRONMENTAL AND AESTHETIC SOLUTION
To combat pollution and give city dwellers a bit of fresh air, the greening of facades is an option being considered by more and more communities.
Plants filter fine dust from the air and convert CO2 into oxygen. A green wall therefore helps to purify the air. The inhabitants breathe better and feel better. Indeed, living and working in a green environment is a source of well-being. This is good for the inhabitants of the city, but also for biodiversity. Plants integrated into a green façade provide a new living environment for birds, butterflies and insects.
Green facades dress up the street. This addition of greenery not only allows walls to change colour according to the season, but also to correct any architectural defects, to enrich the buildings and to reconnect the inhabitants with nature.
WALL GARDEN, OPTIMISED LIVING COMFORT
Vegetation has so much to offer us! In addition to its beauty and positive environmental impact, it also offers acoustic and thermal benefits.
Planted facades reduce external noise, by decreasing the reverberation of sound. They are also a natural alternative for temperature regulation. Opting for a wall garden would reduce the indoor temperature in summer while keeping the heat in winter.
SMC2 IS COMMITTED TO THE GREEN CITY OF TOMORROW
In an increasingly alarming ecological context, SMC2 is committed to encouraging a reconnection between man and nature. Whether it is a new infrastructure or an existing building, call on our company to green your facades. We use deciduous or evergreen climbing plants that are deployed in a secondary mesh between primary structures. In a logic of augmented buildings, we can also integrate balcony modules and play modules into your green walls.
Do you want to make your cities greener? Are you curious about this SMC2 innovation? Contact us now.