McMaster Living Wall Complete

The pictures below show a 3 storey living wall in the final stage of construction, then complete with approximately 700 tropical plants. The living wall spans the 4th, 5th, and 6th floors and is a key component of the ‘feature wall’ (including a water feature and an open staircase/atrium overlooking a green roof) that promotes health by bringing nature into the building and into view of staff and patients alike. Daily exposure to nature is linked to improved mental health, reduced stress, and faster recovery rates after medical procedures. Vertical Landscape Architects regularly employs the one-person basket shown below to maintain the living wall plants and system.


VLA installer completing the last phase of living wall construction at McMaster Health Centre.


Newly planted living wall at McMaster Health Centre by Vertical Landscape Architects, 2015.