Bangsar Utama, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
To provide a green wall system to install a green wall that wraps around the parking podium of an office building.
VersiWall® GP (VGP) 2060 Trays were mounted on aluminium panels on the external façade of the Menara Etiqa building to create a vertical green wall. To create a seamless living wall around the edges of the building, proprietary VGP Mounting Panels were installed at an angle on the corners of the building for a visually enveloping aesthetic. A total of 1200 VGP Trays were used to establish the 1000 m2 green wall.
Anti-lift arms and multi-point mounting features of each VGP Tray significantly reduces the risk of dislodgment, even during wind speeds of up to 108 km/h. Irrigation works were carried out to ensure both water and fertiliser flows smoothly through each pipe which leads into each individual tray. These irrigation pipes were sectioned into zones for efficiency and maintenance. Each VGP Tray has a water reservoir with a cover designed to allow re-use of stored water via capillary action to sustain plant growth.
These features play a crucial part in the eco-friendliness and sustainability of the Menara Etiqa building.