Sydney embraces the Breathing Wall
The Campbelltown City centre landscape is now even greener with the installation of a new Breathing Wall at the entrance to the Hurley St underpass at Campbelltown Station.
The pilot project is a result of a partnership between Campbelltown Council, living infrastructure specialists, Junglefy and the University of Technology Sydney.
The Junglefy Breathing Wall™ is made up of 160 modules and 1200 plants, including a range of native and non-native species.
How the system works
An active air ventilation system draws in polluted air which is then filtered within a carefully researched growing medium in the modules, before cleaner air is expelled.
“Our Reimagining Campbelltown City Centres masterplan will set out our vision to cool the city’s urban centres through the use of technology such as living infrastructure,” Mayor George Brticevic said.
“Breathing Walls are designed to clean the air around them, ensuring that people are breathing healthier, less polluted air,” Cr Brticevic said.
“I’m delighted we’ve been able to install this wall so we can examine how further living infrastructure will benefit the health and wellbeing of our community,” he said.
"Plants are a natural solution to creating healthy and more liveable cities," said Jock Gammon, Junglefy’s Managing Director and Co-founder. "We are excited at the opportunity to create a new Breathing Wall in Campbelltown to bring more plants into the city and positively impact the lives of the residents and commuters."
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