Dubai un­veils liv­ing green wall

In keep­ing with its bid to pro­mote sus­tain­able liv­ing, Dubai Prop­er­ties of­fi­cially un­veiled the Mid­dle East’s largest liv­ing green wall at Dubai Wharf, lo­cated in the heart of Cul­ture Vil­lage over­look­ing the his­toric Dubai Creek.

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Ex­tend­ing 210 me­tres in length and ris­ing six me­tres high, the im­pres­sive ver­ti­cal gar­den spans 1,260sqm 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. Building upon the sci­en­tif­i­cally proven ben­e­fits of green­ery within com­mu­ni­ties, the mas­ter de­vel­oper sought to cre­ate a mi­cro­cli­mate that en­hances the aes­thetic ap­peal of Dubai Wharf. The stun­ning green wall pro­vides a per­fect back­drop for pictures and in­vites na­ture lovers for an idyl­lic stroll along the Dubai Creek shore­line. 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. Raed Al Nuaimi, Group Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, Dubai Prop­er­ties, said, “At Dubai Prop­er­ties, we de­sign our projects with a fo­cus on the com­mu­ni­ties that will in­habit them. As part of this pri­or­ity, we consciously in­te­grate el­e­ments that are not only en­vi­ron­men­tally sus­tain­able but also make our res­i­dents happy. 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.” De­vel­oped by land­scap­ing ex­perts Gover Hor­ti­cul­ture, the Dubai Wharf Green Wall 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.

Green Wall at Dubai Wharf

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