Keep it green: Nova welcomes its first living wall

Discover Victoria’s green-fingered new neighbour

London is one of the greenest cities in the world. But it’s not just about having an abundance of parks and pretty gardens dotted around. Modern metropolises are embracing new and innovative ways to introduce green spaces to the city.

A living wall – also known as a vertical garden – is an increasingly popular way to add greenery to an urban space. Living walls not only look good but they do good, too. Studies have shown that they greatly improve street level air quality and can even help with noise reduction by absorbing sound. Clever things.

This summer, a new living wall has sprung up in Victoria, created by long-term Landsec collaborators and vertical garden specialists Biotecture. The new wall took two workers just 12 days to install on Allington Street, adjacent to Aster restaurant. The various plant types were selected for their colour, shape and texture to create a curved effect and visually appealing green colour palette peppered with mauve and purple. Here’s what you need to know:

Designed by: Biotecture

Location: Allington Street, Nova

Height: 2m 450cm

Length: 47m

Number of plants: Around 4,050

So, next time you’re in the area, take a stroll along Allington Street to experience Nova’s leafy new neighbour.