The Edmonton International Airport (EIA) has recently undergone a vast expansion and has turned to green décor options. The airport now boasts of a 1420 sq ft area dedicated to a Living Wall (also referred to as a Vertical Garden, Green Wall, Bio-wall or Plant Wall).
Over 8000 plants and 32 species have been artfully designed over 3 separate wall spaces to recreate the whimsical clouds found in the prairie sky and paintings done by the famous Canadian Group of Seven and Emily Carr.
“The designs are as true to the originals as botanically possible. The species are planted accordingly to the patterns but as the walls grow and mature the ‘paintings’ will evolve on the ‘canvas’, thus producing a verdant masterpiece that is ever-changing.” – Mike Weinmaster, Chief Designer at Green over Grey – Living Walls & Design
This living painting is one of the largest Living Walls in Canada and the first to be built into the interior of a North American airport. The wall is built out of 100% recycled materials and will aid in reducing carbon dioxide in the terminal.
Departing and arriving passengers will be able to breathe in the fresh air as they stroll though the airport to their next destination.
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