Encouraging Women in Horticulture Australia (EWHA) is excited to announce its upcoming October event, which will feature ‘Australia’s longest Breathing Wall’ at 485 La Trobe Street, Melbourne.
Jock Gammon, the Managing Director of Junglefy, the Sydney-based business designing, constructing and maintaining living infrastructure which created the living wall, will be in attendance at this event to present an informative and detailed talk about its creation.
This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the processes involved and to engage with the designers.
Greening Our City: Gardens for High-density Living
With the proliferation of high-rise buildings, both commercial and residential, in our cities, has come new and innovative ways of maintaining our connection with nature.
In recent years, green roofs and vertical gardens have made appearances in our urban landscapes. The benefits of cleaner air, cooler temperatures, good physical health and mental well-being are now well recognised. More architects and landscape designers are including such features in their projects.
Sydney-based Junglefy, leading living infrastructure specialists, are committed to transforming our concrete jungles with greenery.
Managing Director, Jock Gammon, and his wife Hanna founded the company in 2009 in the hope of passing on a better environment to future generations. Since then they have created a diverse range of projects with green roofs, large-scale indoor vertical walls and even motorway green walls.
They have developed the Junglefy Breathing WallTM which is “a unique plant-based filter system” that cleans and purifies the surrounding air. This technology is featured in their 2017 installation at 485 La Trobe Street in Melbourne. Located in the ground floor foyer, it is described as”Australia’s longest Breathing Wall”, covering a massive 88 square metres. Since completion it has won the AIH Urban Greenspace Award “for its contribution to the health and well-being of people and for its inspiration and promotion of horticultural skills”. This is only one of the 11 awards the company has received for its innovative work.
This wall will feature as part of an event being organised by EWHA (Encouraging Women in Horticulture) at on Wednesday, October 23, when Jock Gammon will give a presentation on site about the design, construction and maintenance of the wall. This is a rare opportunity for landscape architects and horticulturists to hear first-hand from the Junglefy designers.