Tensile recently completed a challenging green facade project for Advanx Apartments located in Rushcutters Bay, Sydney.
The team at Tensile designed, supplied and installed an enormous 90m wide and 8m high green facade on the new apartment building. Working with green wall specialists Junglefy and industrial artist Korban Flaubertto, the Tensile team built a stainless steel mesh frame that would hold a variety of plants.
Representing an architectural and design challenge, the mesh structure had to be strong enough to support the greenery while remaining discreetly concealed so as not to overshadow the beauty of the plants.
The result is a stunning wall of living, green art that captures the tranquillity of nature and softens the harsh edges of the building.
Vertical gardens on building facades transform a dull wall into a striking feature that is functional as well as attractive. They help maintain biodiversity by providing a habitat for insects, small reptiles and birds; improve air quality outside and in the building; increase the happiness factor and reduce stress for building residents; and also insulate the building against heat, cold and noise, creating a more comfortable and peaceful environment.