Fytotextile Living Walls Now Available Through Ginkgo Sustainability
- August 10th, 2020
- Living Walls
Fytotextile is a modular living wall system developed at the University of Seville in Spain. Combining features of both hydroponic and soil-based horticulture, Fytotextile has been used across Europe since 2010 to create over 16,000 square metres of thriving vertical landscapes. Ginkgo Sustainability is pleased to offer this technology to the North American market through a partnership with the system manufacturer, Terapia Urbana (Urban Therapy).
The Fytotextile assembly incorporates a waterproofing layer, a moisture retention layer, and a breathable fabric layer with pockets for plants and soil. Modules are thin and flexible, and can conform to almost any shape or size. A metal or wood substructure supports the modules and provides an air gap between the system and the wall surface it’s affixed to. At 35 kg/m2 (7 lb/ft2) plus the weight of the substructure (which varies according to the material used), it’s one of the lightest systems on the market.
Fytotextile living walls embody nearly 15 years of research, development and product testing. The system is designed for ease of installation and maintenance, incorporating automated irrigation and fertigation that works in concert with the moisture retention layer to uniformly distribute water and nutrients to plants. Irrigation lines are easy to access for repairs or replacement. Planting density is high, with up to 49 plants per square metres, resulting in excellent plant coverage at time of installation.
Ginkgo Sustainability is the exclusive distributor of Fytotextile in Canada and provides project support via design consultation, preparation of shop drawings, auxiliary lighting simulations, plant selection, installation and maintenance.
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