Living Map on Copenhagen WallMay 25th, 2010 | Posted by in Lushe
Following on in the footsteps of the vertical garden in the shape of Manhattan, a living wall has been created in Copenhagen with a vertical garden shaped like a map of the European continent. Photos via EEA
To raise awareness about biodiversity in cities and the benefits it delivers, the EEA facade, overlooking one of the most prominent squares of Copenhagen, is covered by 5 000 plants drawing a map of the European continent.
‘Europe in bloom: a living façade‘ illustrates the diversity of flowering plant species across Europe using 20 annual plant species of varying colours. Realised in close collaboration with many partners, ‘Europe in bloom’ will be on display at EEA until mid-October.
Watering pipes are installed on the beams construction
Engineers Peter Lund Christensen (left) from Ramboll and Henrik Dahlgaard (middle) from Mangor and Nagel discussing with Kasper Stærk (right) from Green Fortune the felt pocket system for the plants.