Have a look at Pirie Street’s beautiful green wall, home to over 2,300 plants. This green feature adds a distinct quality to the recently renovated plaza and continues to draw locals to the area.
Adelaide City Council has demonstrated their commitment to creating a greener, more liveable city with the newly created green wall on the Council’s Customer Centre building on Pirie Street. The council's ongoing commitment to creating a greener, more liveable city welcomes the new addition of a cascading wall of over 2,300 plants including Columnea and Nandina.
The green wall is a stand out feature of the redesigned plaza which includes integrated bike racks and improved access to Council’s plaza area. The area welcomes a greater pedestrian movement and presents an opportunity for events and food vendors to call the space home.
The project is part of Council’s commitment in the City of Adelaide 2016-2020 Strategic Plan and 2016-2017 Integrated Business Plan to increase greenery in built up areas of the city, and Council’s $1 million Greening Program.
Lord Mayor Martin Haese said the green wall was created as a demonstration project to showcase the importance of greening all aspects of the city, not just streets.
“The green wall was designed to showcase to developers and building owners how green infrastructure can be incorporated into building façades,” said Martin.
“City greening has the potential to extend beyond planting street trees, and living walls have countless benefits not just for buildings but the city as a whole, helping to cool the environment, improve air quality and add vibrancy and interest to public spaces.”
Further information on this project can be found at www.202020vision.com.au