Vego by Anna Sudy

‘Vego’ is a mod­u­lar facade green­ing sys­tem con­sist­ing of sin­gle bricks sup­port­ing wild growth in urban areas. Each brick ele­ment, filled with plant sub­strate and seeds, allows plants to grow through its out­er hole struc­ture. The focus is to cre­ate a rela­tion­ship between archi­tec­tur­al ele­ments and plants as co-design­ers.

Who Res­i­dents who suf­fer from over­heat­ed cities and lit­tle green areas — as well as birds, insects and plants, whose nat­ur­al habi­tats are often lim­it­ed.

Why The tem­per­a­ture in cities is ris­ing steadi­ly. To sus­tain a live­able envi­ron­ment for both humans and ani­mals, a solu­tion has to be found. ‘Vego’ is an approach to design archi­tec­tural­ly inter­est­ing facades that pro­vide addi­tion­al val­ue for a city’s appear­ance, whilst simul­ta­ne­ous­ly being the can­vas for veg­e­ta­tion to grow on. This epit­o­mis­es the idea of nature reclaim­ing its space.

How ‘Vego’ is installed as a ven­ti­lat­ed cur­tain facade and includes an auto­mat­ed drainage sys­tem. The mount­ing func­tions through ver­ti­cal met­al bars and met­al pro­files. Each brick is filled with plant sub­strate and seeds, but also allows fly­ing wild seeds to anchor them­selves. The facade cre­ates its own ecosys­tem, there­fore the look of the facade changes every sea­son.

Where In urban areas, where veg­e­ta­tion and cool­ing are desired, and also on old facades, which are in need of a new appear­ance.

2199 1547 Angewandte Milano
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