Green Roofs/Living Walls

Mint Hotel Tower of London - image: BALI
Mint Hotel Tower of London - image: BALI

Principal Award Winner: Frosts Landscape Construction
Project: Mint Hotel Tower of London
Client: Mint Hotel
Architect: Bennett Associates

A quality project with positive environmental and biodiversity benefits for London - 1,025m of green vertical walls over 11 floors of the central atrium with further living wall wrapping all four elevations between floors 9-11. The rooftop terrace restaurant has green roofs of sedum matting mixed with wild flower seed and bee activity was very noticeable.

Judges' comments: This is a brilliant scheme. The 12th floor boasts a sedum roof with wild flowers, beehives and planters of fresh herbs used by the hotel's restaurant chefs. The north and south walls have been covered with plants selected specifically for the environment and kept alive successfully using a triple feed irrigation system. This is an amazing feat by the contractor.

Award Winner: Gavin Jones
Project: St David's 2, Cardiff town centre
Client: St David's Partnership

Large courtyard spaces in this apartment development are bordered by substantial decked private balconies. Communal space consists of tree groups, lawn areas and shrub and herbaceous planting. The high-quality soft and hard landscaping make it a very impressive scheme.


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