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Quai Branly Museum by cyu14
September 2, 2008, 10:53 pm
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The Quai Branly Museum, designed by 2008 Pritzker Prize winner Jean Nouvel, is located near the Eifel Tower in Paris, France. One of the key features of the art museum is a 200m x 12m living wall. The expansive green wall utilizes the Vertical Garden system designed by Patrick Blanc. The wall is composed of a 1cm thick PVC sheet riveted to a metal frame, a polyamide felt layer is stapled onto the PVC as the wall’s sole growing surface. The system does not require the use of soil, but relies on an automated system installed to regulate irrigation of the wall. The wall can support the average plant density of 30 plants/square meter.

G-Sky Green Wall Panels by cyu14

G-Sky Green Wall panels provide an alternative ‘living wall’ solution for both interior and exterior walls.  Offering both green roof systems along with wall panel systems and vine containters, G-Sky promotes both the aesthetic and sustainable aspects of green walls and roofs. Benefits listed by G-Sky include reduced heat island effect, stormwater control, sound insulation, air filtration and even an increase in property values once installed. The G-Sky website provides a comprehensive overview of both wall and roof systems along with specifications, green wall plant guide and cad drawings. To start, the pricing for G-sky wall panel system is $100/sq. ft. (Durst,, April 2007)