Living walls

Archiverde, a leading Varese-based company in the design, construction and maintenance of gardens that knows how to interpret greenery in its various forms, enriching it with originality and uniqueness without ever proposing stereotyped solutions. A plus that lends quality to its designs and the vertical green space thanks to its value and “creation” systems.

A project based on a laminated wood structure covered internally and externally: this is the new entrance gallery desired by the company to welcome its customers in a healthy environment of well-being and relaxation thanks to an interior space in which the greenery is also emphasised by the light that gives depth and brightness.

It is well known that natural greenery has a positive influence on people and their psycho-physical well-being. Just think of workplaces, meeting places such as fairs, gyms, and accommodation facilities, which are enriched with green spaces that can transmit pleasant sensations of freshness, relaxation and vitality. This green philosophy sees Archiverde as the protagonist of an unprecedented 1,000 square metre outdoor and indoor vertical green building, recently inaugurated
in the new Coop headquarters in Como.

The wooden structure is animated by alternating large vertical green spaces: natural greenery outside and stabilised lichen inside, a sustainable and aesthetic choice.

Archiverde has realised for Coop a work of considerable environmental impact, which enhances and exalts the greenery of the external vertical walls. A green building that certainly contributes to the aesthetics. Building façades can be covered with vegetation thanks to the principle that not all plants need soil to live.

Andrea Albini of Archiverde tells us, “The stabilised plants and greenery are completely natural and ecological and thanks to new technologies we can apply moss or lichens preserved on a special base suitable for covering all types of interior walls. There is also a modular system that helps to make decorations more exciting, adapting them to all those environments that need a strong design component”.

Cesare Zacchetti