Green tech design engineers and horticulturists at Urbanstrong have completed the installation of dual living walls – adjacent canvases of tropical flora – and an entryway canopy of greenery at Rosé Wine Mansion, a two-story, 14-room immersive art and wine pop-up at 445 Fifth Ave.
“Our goal with every project is to create an urban oasis that calms the mind and restores the senses,” said Urbanstrong’s founder, Alan Cyril Burchell. On the second floor, Burchell and team were asked to create living walls reminiscent of the bountiful greenery of New York State for a section entitled “Made in NY – Visit the Finger Lakes.”
The living walls support low-light tropical plants, flecked or lined in pink in keeping with the rosé branding. Urbanstrong used modular pre-vegetated panels that were quickly installed in an almost Lego-like fashion. They are hydrated through a passive irrigation system:.