These marvellous living tapestries can be used almost anywhere, with innovative designs uniquely customized to fit any space.
Also known as vertical gardens or living walls, add a beautiful living element to exterior or interior walls and architecture. They can be adapted into a portable screen or partition between spaces, an extended planting surface for fresh herbs and vegetables, or to add a lush backdrop in apartments, restaurants and shops.
Cape Contours offers a complete Green Walls service across South Africa and beyond. Our aim is to beautify, ‘green’ and strengthen our cities by introducing more of these vertical green lungs into our living and working environments.
Apart from simply improving the aesthetic appeal of a space, Living Green Walls (LGWs) contribute considerably to our health and well-being. The sounds, smells, colours, and movement of plants in working or living environments help to reduce stress by creating a calming and nourishing atmosphere which greatly improves comfort levels and productivity.
Physically, LGWs remove Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs) or pollutants like carbon dioxide and benzene from the air and release fresh oxygen, which offsets buildings’ carbon footprints.
Used indoors, they regulate relative room temperatures, increase ambient humidity, reduce airborne dust levels, and absorb background noise. Outdoors, they reduce glare absorb traffic noise and pollution, insulate buildings, curbing energy costs and reducing the ‘urban heat island effect’. They also reduce storm water runoff and can be used to effectively recycle ‘grey-water’ while creating natural habitats for bird and animal life.