This huge green wall has popped up in Dubai
And here’s why…
If you’ve been to Dubai’s Culture Village recently, you’ve probably noticed a huge leafy structure being constructed in Dubai Wharf.
Extending 210 metres in length and rising six metres high, the impressive 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 neutralising an estimated 4.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually, the impressive green wall has been constructed by Dubai Properties in a bid to promote sustainable living.
Now the Middle East’s largest living green wall, it 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.
Raed Al Nuaimi, Group Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Properties, said: “As one of the top 20 happiest countries in the world and the happiest in the Arab region, according to the World Happiness Report 2018, the UAE is a keen supporter of sustainable living environments that are known to enhance the quality of life and elevate happiness levels.”