London’s Largest Living Wall

London plant wallLiving walls can provide a clever way to combat flooding in an old city like London with recurring problems of too much water on streets and during periods of heavy rain, due to the low absorbency of urban surfaces. The Rubens at the Palace Hotel living wall, reaches over 21 metres high. It will be packed with over 20 seasonal plant species including buttercups, crocuses, strawberries, spring bulbs and winter geraniums. Standing at 350 square metres with over 10,000 ferns, herbaceous plants and 16 tons of soil, London’s largest living wall. Continue reading

New Nature Centre Finland

Haltia Finnish Nature Centre

Haltia is the new Nature Centre in Finland, close to Helsinki. It is the first public building in Finland built entirely of wood. It is a sustainable building that uses the latest ecological solutions. For example it is heated and cooled with energy derived from the sun and the earth.  Continue reading