Living Wall at Changi AirportMay 3rd, 2010 | Posted by in Lushe
The Living Wall, located within the transit area of Changi Airport Terminal 1, is an 11-metre long and 2.6-metre high vertical garden.
It is made up of about 7 to 8 different species of plants (e.g Boston ferns, Bromeliads, Money plants etc),
The Living Wall presents a stunning sight and provides a refreshing breath of fresh air amidst a row of gate holdrooms located alongside in the area.
The following is a step-by-step guide on the installation process of The Living Wall provide by the team at Changi Airport:
1. Select and Purchase Industrial Plastic Containers (L16, B43, H11) from local Hardware Store.
2. Prepare the containers by dividing into 3 parts using drainage cells. Make sure cells are secured to the basket, as this will be used to hold the planting media upright.
3.Lay a layer of filter membrane into the containers and secure it firmly.
4. Fill the containers with planting media. The planting media consist of lightweight materials such as peat and vermiculite.
5. Wrap the container with a layer of fine mesh or shade netting.
6. Cut a small slid on the mesh or shade netting and place the plants (shake-off all soil) into the planting media. The slid should be ‘sewn’ to secure the plants.
7. The final product.
8. Preparation of ‘Living Wall’ site.
9. The containers are then hooked to the vertical structure using hooks.
10. The completed art piece.
Article contributed by: Shaiful Sulaiman, Executive Horticulture Officer & Khaja Nazimuddeen, Manager Horticulture, Changi Airport Group, Singapore.
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