Dubai Properties unveils landscaping attraction at Dubai Wharf
Vertical garden called 'Green Wall' expected to offset 4.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually
Dubai Properties has unveiled a vertical garden that extends 210mtrs in length and six mtrs high at Dubai Wharf.
The Dubai-based developer claims that Green Wall is the largest in the Middle East, and is located in the heart of the Culture Village overlooking the historic Dubai Creek.
The vertical garden spans 1,260 square metres and features over 80,000 plants forming a leaf canopy area equivalent to around 200 trees, capable of offsetting an estimated 4.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually, Dubai Properties said.
Building upon the scientifically proven benefits of greenery within communities, such as having a calming effect and encouraging an outdoor lifestyle, the master developer sought to create a microclimate that enhances the aesthetic appeal of Dubai Wharf and the well-being of its visitors and residents.
Raed Al Nuaimi, group chief executive officer of Dubai Properties said: “The Dubai Wharf Green Wall is a prime example of our holistic approach to well-being in our communities, as it instils a sense of serenity throughout the neighbourhood while supporting the local ecosystem and beautifying the surroundings.”
Green walls are a relatively new concept worldwide, with 93% of them being installed after 2007.
These are mostly found mostly in urban environments, where the plants help reduce the overall temperature of buildings, many of the best-known green walls are located in public places, such as airports and shopping malls.
The Green Wall at Dubai Wharf has been developed by landscaping specialists Gover Horticulture, and is made using geotextile grow bags filled with peat substrates enriched with nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (NPK).
This allows for better root growth, irrigation and drainage in the UAE climate that can often get quite harsh during the long summers, the developer revealed.
Living green walls are vertical gardens that are particularly useful in urban landscaping, where space can be a constraint. Plants naturally remove carbon dioxide and produce oxygen while filtering the air around them through absorbing pollutants. This beneficial effect is compounded by the sheer number of plants in living green walls.