Global Change Institute

The UOQ’s Global Change Institute wanted to create a living building that would ultimately maintain itself and contribute to the restoration and regeneration of the environment.
How we helped
The Greenwall Company installed a 70m² panelled greenwall over the air-conditioning vents. This formed part of the air filtration system, allowing the greenwall to clean and purify the air, which facilitates the idea of a “living building”.
Over a 12-month period, a standard 2sqm panel will only require the equivalent of 3 days of average household water use to maintain the wall. Part of the nutrition and irrigation of the greenwall is also sourced from the fishpond and the greenwall runs as a vertical wetland in the lower section.
The result
Each greenwall was been installed in a way that will eventually allow them to be self-sustained within the building, needing only minimal maintenance. The design also truly embodies the university’s green ethos and ongoing commitment to sustainability in research and education.
University of Queensland
Project details
Size: 70m²
Current age of wall: Installed 2013
Partners: Hassel Studios, Arup


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