Green Wall

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The green wall

Seoul city has a new city hall. As a part of the Monitor program, we were taken on a tour of this new city hall with an English speaking guide. I was very thrilled about visiting this place because it is one of the most eco-friendly buildings in Seoul. Almost 28% of the energy used in the building is derived from eco-friendly energy sources including photo voltaic, thermal, geo thermal and solar energy. But the most fascinating and unique aspect of the building is the green wall.

The vertical garden is housed in the inside layer of the new city hall building protected by the glass yet with a full supply of sunlight. It was really amazing that this vertical garden holds 40,000 plants of 14 different species! And the wall starts from the bottom and goes up until the 7th floor of the building. The greenery naturally clean the microfine dust and helps maintain the humidity and temperature of the building.

The vertical garden- the green wall
If all buildings could be so green!
The new city hall has a state-of-the-art glass exterior with the touch of the traditional Korean house design. The building on the left is the old historic city hall, which is now the Metropolitan library.
The new city hall
Energy derived from geo thermal, thermal and photo voltaic means.
P for Plants for a wall~ the green wall for ABC Wednesday



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