Green roofs and green walls
Vegetation and growing media can be secured to the roofs and walls of buildings and structures, creating what is known as green roofs and walls. These provide a living ecosystem in a built environment, thereby increasing the exposure of communities to nature in highly urbanised surroundings and providing additional benefits including increased biodiversity, stormwater runoff reduction, building insulation and amenity.
One Central Park Green Walls
New South Wales
Large green walls integrated into building design and irrigated with recycled water.
Green walls, roofs and facades in the City of Melbourne
The project aims to create 10 hectares of green infrastructure by 2021, to support a prosperous, healthy, cool and liveable city.
Queensland Children’s Hospital therapeutic landscapes
The multi-award-winning Queensland Children’s Hospital is Australia’s largest paediatric hospital and the largest capital investment in children’s health in Queensland’s history.