2 Simei Street 3, Singapore


To provide the system to establish a free-standing two-sided green wall beside the reception counters at the foyer of the hospital.


Vertical Greening Modules (VGMs) each contain a geotextile bag filled with EnviroMix® GW, a primarily inorganic soil-less lightweight planting media. To allow selected green wall plants to be orientated vertically and ensure firm establishment, the modules were pre-planted 6 to 8 weeks prior to installation.


VGM® modules were bolted to a free-standing metal framework which enabled pairs of adjacent vertical rows of VGM® modules to swing inwards or outwards like windows. This allows easy maintenance access to the VGM® modules mounted on both sides of the “window” frames. VGM® modules were deliberately spaced to form a non-monotonous pattern and existing natural light is supplemented by LED grow lights to ensure healthy plant growth.


The living wall is angled and position to form a sun screen at the naturally ventilated open foyer which houses the hospital’s reception.