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The Middle East’s largest living green wall ... at Dubai Wharf.

The Middle East’s largest living green wall ... at Dubai Wharf.

Region’s largest living green wall

Dubai Property has set a regional record by creating a 210-m-long and 6-m-high vertical garden at Dubai Wharf.

July 2018

In a bid to promote sustainable living, Dubai Properties has officially unveiled the Middle East’s largest living green wall at Dubai Wharf, located in the heart of Culture Village overlooking the historic Dubai Creek.​

Extending 210 m in length and rising 6 m high, the impressive vertical garden spans 1,260 sq m and features over 80,000 plants forming a leaf canopy area equivalent to around 200 trees, capable of offsetting an estimated 4.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually.

Building upon the scientifically proven benefits of greenery within communities, such as having a calming effect and encouraging an outdoor lifestyle, the Emirati master-developer sought to create a microclimate that enhances the aesthetic appeal of Dubai Wharf and the well-being of its visitors and residents.

Living green walls are vertical gardens that are particularly useful in urban landscaping, where space can be a constraint. Plants naturally remove carbon dioxide and produce oxygen while filtering the air around them through absorbing pollutants. This beneficial effect is compounded by the sheer number of plants in living green walls.

Group CEO Raed Al Nuaimi says: “At Dubai Properties, we design our projects with a focus on the communities that will inhabit them. As part of this priority, we consciously integrate elements that are not only environmentally sustainable but also make our residents happy.

“The Dubai Wharf Green Wall is a prime example of our holistic approach to well-being in our communities, as it instils a sense of serenity throughout the neighbourhood while supporting the local ecosystem and beautifying the surroundings. In addition, having a new Dubai landmark at their doorstep is a matter of pride for the residents of this community.”

According to him, green walls are a relatively new concept worldwide, with 93 per cent installed after 2007.

Developed by landscaping experts Gover Horticulture, the Dubai Wharf Green Wall is made using geotextile grow bags filled with peat substrates enriched with nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (NPK). This allows for better root growth, irrigation and drainage in the UAE climate particularly during summer, says the developer.

Culture Village is one of Dubai Properties’ defining mixed-use destinations that offers sought-after waterfront living against the spectacular backdrop of Dubai Creek across two distinct locations – Dubai Wharf and Manazel Al Khor.

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