In the quest for sustainable urban environments, architects and designers are constantly exploring innovative ways to incorporate greenery into our cities. Among the array of eco-friendly solutions, we have created the Green Gabions. Made from galvanised steel mesh, these lightweight gabions feature recycled inorganic media with the containment fabric made from recycled materials, plus they come with drip irrigation included.
1. Merging Functionality with Beauty: The Green Facade
Green Gabions are essentially a marriage of two concepts – gabions and green facades. Traditional gabions are wire mesh cages filled with rocks, often used for erosion control and retaining walls. On the other hand, green facades are vertical gardens attached to buildings, offering numerous environmental benefits such as improved air quality, temperature regulation, and enhanced aesthetics. Green Gabions cleverly combine the structural integrity of gabions with the lush greenery of green facades, resulting in an attractive and eco-friendly solution for urban greening.
2. Lightweight Versatility Unleashed: Beyond Retaining Walls
One of the key features that set Green Gabions apart is their exceptional versatility. While traditional planters are heavy and cumbersome or fixed to the ground, Green Gabions modular in design, standalone planter boxes, or even as green barriers to enhance privacy and aesthetics in outdoor spaces. Their flexibility opens up exciting possibilities for greening various urban areas, from parks and plazas to rooftops and building facades.
3. Sustainable Urban Landscapes: A Green Solution
Green Gabions are not just aesthetically pleasing; they also contribute to sustainable urban landscapes. By incorporating greenery into our cities, we can combat the negative effects of urban heat islands, reduce air pollution, and promote biodiversity. These planters act as natural air purifiers, absorbing pollutants and carbon dioxide while releasing oxygen, creating a healthier and more pleasant environment for residents and visitors alike. Green Gabions can serve as a habitat for birds, insects, and other wildlife, enriching urban biodiversity and fostering a deeper connection with nature.
4. Aesthetics and Functionality in Harmony
The marriage of form and function is a defining characteristic of Green Gabions. These planters seamlessly blend aesthetic beauty with practical functionality, making them an excellent choice for architects and urban designers seeking to enhance the visual appeal of their projects while incorporating sustainable features. The green facades created by the lush plantings of Green Gabions add a touch of natural elegance to the built environment, softening the harsh edges of concrete and steel and creating a welcoming and refreshing urban oasis.
Our low maintenance Plant Gabions are available in six different sizes but can also be created to bespoke dimensions and shapes where required. Each gabion is constructed in Australia using recycled materials including broken down PET bottles and our patented media. The centre plants are planted first and then the casing is also planted to create a lush design no matter what the space or size.
Green Gabion facts:
- Galvanised steel mesh gabion
- Lightweight recycled inorganic media
- All containment fabrics are recycled
- Drip irrigation included
- All bespoke in design and plant pallet
- No traditional soil used, patented soilless media made of 97% recycled materials only
- Minimal maintenance due to media used and plant selection
By embracing Green Gabions, architects and urban planners can create not only functional and visually appealing spaces but also environmentally friendly and biodiverse urban landscapes. These planters of the future pave the way to a greener, healthier, and more sustainable future for our cities, where nature and architecture coexist in harmony, benefitting both residents and the planet.