Vertical Biodiversity

Vertical Biodiversity by Moritz Berchtold

‘Ver­ti­cal Bio­di­ver­si­ty’ is a project with the goal of pro­vid­ing a place for the native flo­ra and fau­na in our cities. Con­sist­ing of sev­er­al ele­ments attached direct­ly to the facade, an attempt was made to cre­ate a func­tion­ing ver­ti­cal ecosys­tem. In com­par­i­son to clas­sic facade green­ery, ‘Ver­ti­cal Bio­di­ver­si­ty’ pro­vides explic­it breed­ing and nest­ing places for birds, nest­ing sites for a vari­ety of insects and space for wild­flow­ers to grow.

Who For ani­mals and plants that have lost their habi­tat due to the strong decline in bio­di­ver­si­ty and the seal­ing of green spaces.

Why As a result of defor­esta­tion, inten­sive agri­cul­ture and, above all, the seal­ing of green areas, these ani­mals and plants are seri­ous­ly threat­ened. How­ev­er, many peo­ple do not know that we depend on many of these endan­gered ani­mals and plants. Be it the insects that pol­li­nate our food or the plants that sus­tain our entire ecosys­tem through their diver­si­ty.

How With the help of a sim­ple sus­pen­sion, the indi­vid­ual ele­ments of ‘Ver­ti­cal Bio­di­ver­si­ty’ can be attached to almost any house facade or ver­ti­cal sur­face. The mate­r­i­al wood con­crete, makes the ele­ments not only visu­al­ly inter­est­ing but is also more envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly than con­ven­tion­al con­crete and offers all ani­mals species-appro­pri­ate shel­ter.

Where In urban envi­ron­ments with lit­tle green space, where nature is lack­ing and in areas with insuf­fi­cient space for ani­mals and plants. 

2200 1238 Angewandte Milano
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