Skanska SA: Another unusual project by Skanska. In the lobby of Generation Park Y, a 15-meter green wall was created, consisting of several thousand living plants.



22 meters long, 15 meters high, several dozen species, over 6,000 plants - a green wall, inspired by nature, was created in the lobby of the Generation Park Y office building in Warsaw, developed by the Skanska office company. It is the largest arrangement of this type in Poland. This unusual design, thanks to the glass facade of the building, can also be admired from the outside.


The Generation Park Y tower crowned the implementation of the largest Skanska office project in Warsaw. It is the company's tallest office building in this part of Europe and at the same time the greenest and most sustainable skyscraper in the capital. The tower is applying for the prestigious WELL Core & Shell certificate, verifying the applied solutions in terms of their impact on the health and well-being of employees, as well as for the LEED Platinum certificate and the Object Without Barriers certificate.


Forest effect

The green wall in the Generation Park Y lobby is 22 meters long and 15 meters high, which can be compared to a five-story building. The entire arrangement consists of several dozen species and has over 6,000 plants. These are mainly philodendrons, ferns, monsters, anthuriums, winged flowers, and aglaonema. The selected plants have unique properties - both in terms of air purification, oxygen production, and the absorption of volatile organic compounds. The oxygen they produce daily would suffice for 150 people for 24 hours. The plants have been selected in such a way that they can develop freely inside the office building. The relationships between individual species were also taken into account. In such a selected group, it is easier for them to maintain elevated air humidity, thanks to which plants grow healthier, are less susceptible to diseases, more easily resist pest attacks and better withstand all inconveniences.


The project has been prepared so precisely that each plant has its place. The arrangement consists of specially adapted sections and is fully automated. Plants receive the right amount of water, nutrients, and light - about 150 headlights from the so-called "feeding" lighting, arranged in three rows. Plants largely support each other, cooperate, creating a specific microclimate - the "forest effect". These types of green solutions calm down, calm emotions, draw attention to nature, but also have a positive effect on acoustics, reducing the noise level.


- At Skanska, we like to focus on non-obvious and original solutions. The idea of such a huge wall, filled with vegetation, sounded like a challenge we wanted to take on. The final effect exceeded our wildest expectations. The wall makes an extraordinary impression, both when we are inside the building and when looking from the outside - says Rafał Stoparczyk, project director at Skanska office company. - Generation Park Y has been called the greenest and most sustainable high-rise building in Warsaw. The latest plant installation is another confirmation of this - adds Rafał Stoparczyk.


Inspiration coming from the Vistula

When the interior designers from Uroczysko Zielone-Ściany saw the dimensions of the space for the first time, they immediately thought of something unusual, but at the same time close to the inhabitants of the capital. They designed a plant composition, inspired by the Warsaw part of the Vistula valley. If we use a little imagination on the green wall, we will see water, beaches, tiny islands, and flower meadows. The arrangement is also visible from Rondo Daszyńskiego.


You can find a video about the green wall here.

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