The Tallest Living Wall in the World

By January 3, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments
Tallest Living Wall in the World - Sydney

Sydney Australia is my home town. On a recent visit back, I spent some time getting reacquainted with a city that a held a place in my childhood memories. I was blown away by Sydney’s beauty and innovation.

On a day that I was gallery hopping, I was drawn to a beacon glimmering outside one of the windows. It seemed to be an art installation all of its own. I was hooked! I found myself standing beneath the Central Park Project by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, the tallest living wall in the world.

Tallest Living Wall in the World - detail - Sydney

The vertical gardens consists of 190 native Australian and 160 exotic plant species, covering 50% of the buildings facade. The “beacon” that had caught my attention was a large cantilever, extending from the tallest tower. On the underside, there is a heliostat of motorized mirrors that direct sunlight down onto the surrounding gardens.

Tallest Living Wall - Sydney, Australia

After nightfall, the cantilever is used as a canvas for a LED light installation by artist Yarn Kersale`.

Stunning, but all I could think of was what a maintenance nightmare! Lets check back in a year and see whats thriving and what’s not!!

Tallest Living Wall in the World - at night - Sydney