Datacom Office
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Datacom Office

Location

Auckland, New Zealand

Specifications

To provide a fire-resistant and modular green wall system to add a green aesthetic to the decor of the office.

Solution

Elmich VersiWall® GT (VGT) was used to establish multiple living walls in Datacom’s new office in Auckland, New Zealand. Manufactured from fully recyclable anodized aluminium, the VGT system is extremely durable and fulfils fire safety requirements for indoor green walls.

Each living wall consists of rows of hook-on pilaster systems attached to the backing wall, onto which the modular trays and irrigation system hook on. The trays are then fastened in place with coupling bolts, preventing the trays from being dislodged accidentally. The modular nature of the VGT allows its extruded pilasters and trays to be easily cut to any length to fit any design requirements.

An irrigation system was easily installed and inconspicuously slotted through the irrigation channels of the pilasters. This allows the piping to be hidden behind the plants, ensuring a fully green aesthetic.

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An aerial view of the fully matured green roof.

Skool4Kidz Campus @ Sengkang Riverside Park

Location

3 Anchorvale Crescent, Singapore 544618

Specifications

To provide a lightweight, extensive green roof system for a curved roof.

Solution

Extensive green roofs have a shallow profile which means that there is less substrate volume to store water and support root growth, limiting the variety of plant options.  Also, a curved roof structure would represent challenges such as the retention of water for healthy plant growth and soil retention.

Therefore, Elmich’s Enviromix® PB, a lightweight organic planting board enhanced with nutrients that are beneficial for healthy plant growth, was selected as the optimal choice for the greening of the curved roof due to its lightweight and erosion-proof properties.

The modular and flexible planting board is easy to handle and install, simply by abutting against each other, with minimal loose media for installers to deal with. The high water absorbency and retention properties of the planting board help to slow down stormwater runoff during periods of high rainfall. In prolonged dry spells, a drip irrigation system helps to maintain and sustain the green roof.

To enhance the drainage capabilities of the green roof, Elmich’s VersiCell® drainage cells were placed underneath the planting boards and beneath a layer of geotextile. VersiCell® provides effective drainage of excess water to prevent waterlogging that would add to the structural load of the roof.

Twelve different plant species were used. Namely, Sphagneticola trilobata (wedelia), Cyanotis cristata, Portulaca grandiflora, Ipomoea pes-caprae, Callisia repens, Euphorbia tithymaloides, Hemigraphis repanda, Tradescantia pallida, Russelia equisetiformis, Russelia equisetiformis aurea, Russelia equisetiformis ‘salmon pink’ and Russelia equisetiformis ‘yellow’.

Besides helping the rooftops to aesthetically blend with the lush greenery of the park, the green roof serves as an insulation barrier for the campus, protecting the waterproofing membrane of the roof as well as reducing heat absorption, bringing down the school’s cooling energy costs.

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Installation of VGP LW Green Wall completed

Heartware Network Office

Location

Singapore

Specifications

To provide a green wall system to harvest the condensate from the air conditioner as its water source.

Solution

VersiWall® GP LW was used to establish a living wall with dimensions of 6m (width) by 2.8m (height). Plant area totalling approx. 13 square metres. The living wall comprised of 42 VGP LW (500mm) trays and 24 VGP LW (250mm) trays.

Wire ropes were used to suspend and align the lightweight trays according to its stipulated design. Boston ferns and EnviroMix soilless planting media were used in consideration of its indoor and low-maintenance requirements.

Grow lights installed are programmed to be only switched on at night to provide sufficient lighting for healthy plant growth. Stainless steel drainage trays were installed for draining off excess water to prevent any unsightly water accumulation at the base of the wall.es concealed beneath the raised pavers.

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Sand Sculpting Festival

Location

To provide a non-slip walking pathway for beach event.

Specifications

To provide a non-slip walking pathway for beach event.

Solution

TrackGard® was used to create a guided and relatively sand-free walkway for a sand sculpting exhibition of over 2,400m2. The transformation of ordinary sand into incredible works of art attracted over 80,000 visitors over a 4-day event period.

The hexagonal design of each tile allows for interlocking supports on all six sides to provide excellent strength and durability for heavy foot traffic, even on unstable soft substrates such as sand.

In comparison with metal-plated or concrete flooring setup, this solution requires no heavy machinery to load to the event site. Assembly is done on-site and, removal or deployment requires shorter lead time as opposed to the former flooring methods mentioned.

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Military Display

Location

Stadium

Specifications

To provide ground protection for heavy military vehicle display.

Solution

TrackGard® was used to create temporary ground protection for heavy military vehicular displays of up to 20,000 kg per vehicle.

The hexagonal design of each tile allows for interlocking supports on all six sides to provide excellent security and durability for heavy vehicular traffic when the military vehicles drove in position. The honeycombed structure on the underside of each tile is designed to provide support for extreme loads. A geotextile fabric is placed underneath for guided placement of the tiles according to a floorplan layout.

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Star Wars Padawan Training

Star Wars Festival

Location

Outdoor Event Space

Specifications

To provide a temporary activity platform and walking pathway for an outdoor event.

Solution

TrackGard® was used to create a temporary event platform for fans to discover their inner Jedi through a “Padawan Training” activity over a 10-day period.

The hexagonal design of each tile allows for interlocking supports on all six sides to provide excellent strength and durability for heavy foot traffic.  The colours of the TrackGard® tiles were customised to match the theme of the event, and stickers of the Emblem of the Rebel Alliance were pasted on the tiles for decorative purposes.

The non-slip surface of the TrackGard® tiles reduced possibilities of accidental slipping during periods of wet weather. The easy to install TrackGard® system minimised assembly and disassembly times, preventing inconvenience towards pedestrians.

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Assembly of TrackGard® system

Golf Course

Location

Golf Course

Specifications

To provide temporary ground protection for vehicular access on the golf course.

Solution

TrackGard® was used to create temporary ground protection for vehicular access (golf cart access) on a golf course.

The hexagonal design of each tile allows for interlocking supports on all six sides to provide excellent strength and durability for vehicular traffic. A series of halved tiles were also used on the edges to create a straight pathway.

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F1 event area

Formula 1

Location

F1 Pit Building

Specifications

To provide temporary event flooring and walking pathway for an outdoor venue.

Solution

TrackGard® was used to create a temporary event area and pedestrian pathway at F1 Pit Building to accommodate event goers for the Formula 1 Night Race.

The hexagonal design of each tile allows for interlocking supports on all six sides to provide excellent strength and durability for heavy foot traffic.  The non-slip surface of the TrackGard® reduced possibilities of accidental slipping during periods of rainfall.

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Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon

Location

Padang, Singapore

Specifications

To provide temporary ground cover and walking pathway for Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon.

Solution

TrackGard® was used to create a temporary footpath and race village area at Padang, accommodating over 48,000 Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon runners.

The hexagonal design of each tile allows for interlocking supports on all six sides to provide excellent strength and durability for heavy foot traffic.

TrackGard® also served as a markup of the different areas within the race village including a designated parking area for authorised heavy vehicles. The non-slip surface of the TrackGard® also prevented accidental slipping due to wet floor conditions brought about by the rain and provided a mud-free walkway for runners.

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Hy-Tex (UK) Limited Headquarters

Location

Aldington, Ashford, Kent, UK

Specifications

To provide a green wall system to improve the entrance to their offices, add visual interest and reduce the environmental impact of a warehouse in a rural location.

Solution

Elmich VersiWall® GP (VGP) was used to establish a living wall with dimensions of 4.8m (width) by 2.4m (height), totalling 11.5 square metres. The living wall comprised of 200 VGP 2060 trays mounted on a 75mm weld mesh panel framework suspended on mesh brackets, which are secured to a Unistrut metal framing system bolted to the building.

Inadvertent dislodgment of the VGP trays by inclement weather was prevented by the insertion of anti-lift arms into the hooks of the trays, effectively locking the trays to the mounting panel. An automated drip irrigation system was incorporated to deliver irrigation and nutrients to the plants in the individual trays on the wall at programmed intervals for pre-set durations with the aid of a control panel.


The trays are then planted with different hues of Heucheras to achieve the desired aesthetic effect.

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