7007 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108, United States


To provide the green wall system to enable the installation of a living wall at the Fashion Valley Mall in Mission Valley in San Diego, California, United States.


250 VGM® modules planted with over 4000 plants, pre-planted before installation in a nursery environment to allow firm establishment and vertical orientation, were used in the 75 sq m living wall. The VGM modules were mounted onto stainless steel pilasters secured to metal unistrut frame attached to the building. Besides allowing easy mounting and replacement of modules, when necessary, the versatile VGM® modular system also allowed modules to be arranged to create the attractive design patterns on the living wall.
Because pre-planting of the VGM® modules had allowed the plants to grow in so well, the plants already cover most of the pilaster and module sections immediately after the initial installation, creating an almost instant living wall.
The Elmich VGM® Green Wall is delighting shoppers and visitors to the Fashion Valley Mall, joining several other outstanding VGM Green Walls recently installed through Tournesol Siteworks, Elmich’s distributor in the U.S., including the Amazon HQ (in Seattle) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (in Texas).
The Fashion Valley Mall is an upscale mall in Mission Valley in San Diego, California, featuring San Diego’s finest collection of stores in a beautiful outdoor shopping center. The shopping center is the largest mall in San Diego and one of the largest in California.
Well pleased with the living wall, Simon Properties (the owners of the Mall) are said to be exploring opportunities to feature the VGM Green Wall at their other facilities.