Biotecture- Living Wall System - Hydroponic System

Biotecture- Living Wall System - Hydroponic System

Biotecture Limited

Living vertical artificially irrigated and fertigated 'backless’ vegetated cladding panels complete with growing medium fixed through a void former and waterproof backing board to cladding rails.

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Application

External walls.

Description

Pumped irrigation external living wall system, with artificially fertigated, 'backless’ vegetated cladding panels and inorganic growing medium, fixed through a void former and waterproof backing board to cladding rails.


Please note that the irrigation tank needs to be located in a weathertight plant enclosure. A nutrient mix is required to be integrated with the irrigation system.


Mechanical, electrical and water services will be required to be provided by others. Other items to be provided by others include irrigation pipelines, drainage route, and aerial wire. Consult manufacturer for details.


Support structure:

Support structure to provide maximum 600 mm fixing positions horizontally, 300 mm vertically and 150 mm centres to the perimeter of the wall in exposed locations.


Features and benefits:

  • Flexible and resilient.
  • Low water usage of 2 L/m²/day.
  • Provides an environmentally friendly, aesthetic exterior solution.
  • Includes seamless corner, window head, jam and cill details, as well as gutter and other interface details.
  • Ensures a minimum of 90% wall coverage by live plants at all times.
  • Plants are selected from the Biotecture database to suit the local climatic conditions.
  • Designed and assembled to enable safe and easy access for cleaning, maintenance and parts exchange.
  • Includes WRAS approved irrigation water tank.
  • Validated by the Centre for Window and Cladding Technology (CWCT) and Evolve Structural Engineers.
  • Plant quantity: 60 plants per m².

General information

Material

Aluminium

Polyethylene

Steel

Stone wool

Timber

Shape

Rectangle

Size

62 x 450 x 600 mm

Uniclass 2015

Ss_45_40_95_54 Modular unit vertical planting systemsPrimary

CAWS

Q31/292 Prefabricated plant containers

Specification data - Modular unit vertical planting systems Enhanced data

Wall mounting

-

Support structure

Galvanized steel box sections.

Bespoke, consult manufacturer and insert requirements.

Hilti helping hand system.

Timber battens.

Waterproof membrane

Insert requirement, durable, water-resistant board of 12 mm thickness. Versapanel Eco sheet or similar backing board. Consult manufacturer for details and insert requirements.

Modular panels

-

Form

BioTile® panel (vegetated cladding panels).

Injection moulded panel box to support the growing medium, formed using a black, general purpose polypropylene compound manufactured from recycled polymer. Each tile within the panel includes 16 planting holes (four per strip), with 50 mm diameter to the planting hole. Overall panel size (w x h x d): 598 x 403.5 x 62 mm.

Growing medium

Grodan PP 100/100.

Inorganic, chemically inert and dimensionally stable growing medium with a nominal dry density of 16.8 kg/m³. Manufactured by stonewool – high alumina, low silica wool.

Location battens

Aluminium rails.

‘T’ profile rail carrier system to carry the vegetated cladding panel.

Irrigation

WRAS approved, high density polyethylene break tank, with integral submersible pump.

  • Capacity: To hold 24 hours of irrigation water supply.
  • Pumping via a reliable pump set, capable of delivering the correct pressure at all drip locations. Water is to be distributed from the pump through zoned solenoid valves via a ring main and header pipes, with control being via a remote sensing computer controller. System is to include a fail-safe pump start relay.
  • Driplines: Irrigation water is to be applied via polypropylene driplines of no less than 16 mm diameter. The drippers are to be in-line, self-flushing and self-cleaning pressure compensated drippers, each operating at a minimum of 1.6 L/h. The system will include the ability for each dripline to be easily flushed on a regular basis. Includes a rigid polyvinyl chloride (PVC) extrusion cover strip to provide improved visual appearance and solar protection to reduce solar gain to the dripline, clipped to irrigation lines using proprietary clips.
  • Pipework: 20 mm HDPE hoseline with barbed fittings.
  • Fittings: Wall/ array fittings, couplers, elbows and T-pieces with non-return valves if required, to suit the installation.


Gutters

90 x 60 x 120 mm, pressed aluminium.

32 mm outlet.

114 mm wide, plastic.

Standard. 32 mm outlet.

Planting

Consult manufacturer for details and insert requirements. Plant species to be included as a series of plant matrices to create an overall planting pattern. Plants are planted into the BioTile® panels a minimum of twelve weeks prior to installation.

Design

As drawing.

As reference.

Colour

RAL, colour.

Insert colour requirement for guttering, riser covers, copings and window surrounds.

Controller

Heron (or similar approved manufacturer).

Lighting

Not required.

Required.

Consult manufacturer for details and insert requirements.

Thickness (overall)

82 mm.

Weight

65 kg/m².

When fully saturated (panels, growing medium and plants).

Fire performance

B-s3, d2.

If manufactured, installed and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's requirements.

Drainage layer

Geocomposite high density polyethylene (HDPE) core with a geotextile filter thermally bonded to one side.

Geocomposite drainage layer comprising a high-performance single high density polyethylene (HDPE) core with a geotextile filter thermally bonded to one side to provide a drainage layer to the rear of the vegetated planted panels, and a waterproof layer in front of the backing board.

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Literature

Biotecture Living Wall Flyer

Biotecture Living Wall Flyer

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