Lendlease’s new global headquarters at Barangaroo South are fast becoming a reality with the hero design element now installed, a six-metre high, breathing green wall, creating a stunning entrance to the office, as well as providing many health and wellbeing benefits.
The breathing wall, incorporating some 5,000 plants, is an active, modular green wall system, scientifically proven to accelerate the removal of air pollutants, such as carbon dioxide and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
In addition, it cools the surrounding air temperature, resulting in energy efficiency and reduced air conditioning costs. Cate Harris, Head of Lendlease Workplace Programs said that the breathing wall is another innovative first from Lendlease.
“We know that our environment has a big impact on our wellbeing. Our two-storey high breathing green wall actively filters and cleanses the air of pollutants, giving our clients and staff, a lungful of delightfully fresh oxygen to kick start their experience at our new office.”
“We are proud to have partnered with Junglefy, one of Australia’s leading living infrastructure specialists to deliver Australia’s first breathing wall, to provide a safer, more comfortable and productive working environment.”
A two-year study carried out by the Plants and Environmental Quality Research Group at the University Technology Sydney, indicated that the Junglefy Breathing Wall removes over 24 litres of carbon dioxide per hour, the highest recorded carbon dioxide removal rate recorded in scientific literature.
It also indicated that the breathing wall could reduce heating, ventilation and air-conditioning minimising the building’s carbon footprint and saving on electricity costs.
Owner and founder of Junglefy, Jock Gammon said that the concept of a breathing wall is the next step in green wall sustainability.
“The breathing wall delivered at Lendlease’s new headquarters, is much more than a green wall. Our breathing wall actively pulls air through the module and over the leaves and growing medium. This active ventilation offers all the benefits of a traditional green wall or pot plants - reducing carbon dioxide levels, filtering out air pollutants, and cooling and humidifying indoor air- but at a much greater level of efficiency.
“We are thrilled to have delivered the first Junglefy Breathing Wall in Australia for Lendlease, an organisation that clearly mirrors our company’s aim to provide cities with natural beauty, living designs and healthier people.”