New GSky Green Wall Beautifies West Vancouver

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GSky’s newly designed Green Wall at 2411 Heather St. in West Vancouver preserves the natural beauty of the area with lush greenery and innovative design.

GSky Plant Systems, Inc.

With the stunning landscape of mountains and water, the Green Wall adds to the natural beauty of Vancouver.

GSky Plant Systems, Inc., a leading provider of vertical Green Wall Systems in North America, Europe, Middle East and Australia, announces completion of a newly designed GSky Green Wall in beautiful West Vancouver. The impeccably designed new, vertical Green Wall replaces a previous living wall that once occupied the area.

The two-building condos at 700 West 8th and 2411 Heather St. in West Vancouver were designed by award winning Henriquez Partners Architects and developed by Peterson Group and Westbank. Located in West Vancouver at the edge of False Creek, the high-rise condos offer beautiful city views and feature the newly designed GSky Green Wall on the exterior of the 2411 building.

“We are pleased with how nicely this Green Wall compliments this building,” says Chad Sichello, President of GSky Plant Systems, Inc. “The unique design blends in with the natural surroundings of the area.”

The new Green Wall is constructed with GSky’s Pro Wall System – a flexible, modular system for the exterior that is designed to resist heavy winds, rain and earthquakes. The density of 12 plants per square foot of the Pro Wall panel allows for incredible design flexibility. The Green Wall is a fantastic art piece that will accent the overall architecture of the building, while maintaining long term survivability.

Designed by Debbie Kotalic, GSky’s Director of Artistic Horticultural Design, the Green Wall features a combination of plants that each add a new dimension to the wall. The plant colors complement each other making it aesthetically pleasing without distracting from the natural beauty surrounding. The design is unique to this building allowing the Green Wall to cover a large area while preserving the original look and feel of the building.

The new Green Wall is 322 square feet and uses a total of 3780 different plants which all contribute to the overall aesthetic and uniqueness of the design. The plants used include:

  •     Fragaria Chiloensis 'Coastal'
  •     Euonymus Fortunei 'Emerald & Gold'
  •     Blechnum Spicant 'Deer Fern'
  •     Heuchera Micrantha 'Palace Purple'
  •     Euonymus Fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'
  •     Cotoneaster Dammeri 'Bearberry'
  •     Dryopteris Erythrosora 'Autumn Fern'

GSky’s Pro Wall can turn a creative vision into a reality, only limited by the imagination, allowing the utilization of a variety of plant species to highlight color, and texture including the ability to accommodate twelve plants per square foot. The structural growth is designed to provide balanced air to moisture to solids ratio so that roots can develop uninhibited. As a result the Green Wall is weather-resistant and able to withstand the rigors of a fluctuating outdoor environment.

“The location of the new Green Wall is a perfect enhancement to the beauty of area,” says Sichello. “With the stunning landscape of mountains and water, the Green Wall adds to the natural beauty of Vancouver.”

About GSky Plant Systems, Inc.
Founded in 2004, GSky Plant Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of vertical Green Walls in North America and the Middle East. The business was founded based on the explosive growth of green technology, including Green Wall and Roof Systems in Asia. GSky currently offers three Green Wall Systems: Pro Wall, Versa Wall and the Basic Wall. Each system is unique in terms of design flexibility, installation location versatility, plant selection variety, desired size, cost, coverage time-line, and system components. GSky strives to make plant systems more accessible and functional in urban environments while having a net positive impact on the environment. For more information, visit us at http://www.gsky.com, “Like” us on Facebook at facebook.com/gskyplantsystems or follow @gskygreenwalls on Twitter.

About GSky Plant Systems, Inc.
Founded in 2004, GSky Plant Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of vertical Green Walls in North America and the Middle East. The business was founded based on the explosive growth of green technology, including Green Wall and Roof Systems in Asia. GSky currently offers three Green Wall Systems: Pro Wall, Versa Wall and the Basic Wall. Each system is unique in terms of design flexibility, installation location versatility, plant selection variety, desired size, cost, coverage time-line, and system components. GSky strives to make plant systems more accessible and functional in urban environments while having a net positive impact on the environment. For more information, visit us at http://www.gsky.com, “Like” us on Facebook at facebook.com/gskyplantsystems or follow @gskygreenwalls on Twitter.

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