Green Walls Seattle
The team began by creating an aluminium frame which would form the framework of the artificial green walls. Our VistaGreen design gurus kept in mind the fact that the wall needs to be mobile and, so, aluminium was chosen due to it’s lightweight. The next challenge was to figure out how the wall could be moved and, it was decided that adding wheels would be the easiest way. As it was felt that wheels would spoil the look of the wall, the team created a recess base of powder-coated aluminium and created hollows at the bottom of the base, into which castor wheels were fitted. The result of this was that the base could be easily moved but the wheels were hidden from view. The aluminium frame was then connected to the recess base and, the team were then ready to install the signature panels.
VistaGreen panels of foliage were added to the aluminium frame in shades of pine, lime and turquoise. Spiky, star shaped plants were added to break up the uniform look of the foliage.
Although the wall panels looked great, the client felt that a little colour indoor privacy screening in between the panels would add a fun touch and, so, the team decided to complement the walls with planters containing lush green foliage and vibrant orange flowers. Beginning with stylish gun-metal grey planters, the team were, again, aware that the display would need to be easily moved. In order to stop the planters being too heavy to lift, it was decided that they would be filled with void former - this is a lightweight material used to fill gaps and voids in a number of different structures without adding excessive weight. The foliage and flowers were added to the planters in a sunburst design and, then, decorative gravel was used to conceal the void former.
When placed together, the lush green walls and colour-pop planters create a fresh vibrant contrast to the building’s stark white walls and, the client was delighted with the result. Not only does the client have the great-looking, mobile displays that were requested but, he also has the benefit of displays which are recyclable, fire retardant and environmentally friendly - as well as being almost zero maintenance!