The Jakarta Post
The concept of a green wall was popularized this century, as 93 percent of them were installed after 2007. (www.dp.ae/File)
The Middle East’s largest living green wall featuring over 80,000 plants has been unveiled at Dubai Wharf in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Created by Dubai Properties, the wall is expected to offset an estimated 4.4 tons of carbon dioxide ( CO2 ) a year. According to the Gulf News, its lead developer was encouraged to add it because it was believed that it would not only add aesthetic value but would improve the well-being of residents and visitors.
“As one of the top 20 happiest countries in the world and the happiest in the Arab region, according to the World Happiness Report 2018, the UAE is a keen supporter of sustainable living environments that are known to enhance the quality of life and elevate happiness levels,” said Raed Al Nuaimi, group chief executive officer of Dubai Properties, to Gulf News.
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He continued, saying: “The Dubai Wharf Green Wall is a prime example of our holistic approach to well-being in our communities, as it instills a sense of serenity throughout the neighborhood while supporting the local ecosystem and beautifying the surroundings. In addition, having a new Dubai landmark at their doorstep is a matter of pride for the residents of this community.”
The concept of a green wall was popularized this century, as 93 percent of them were installed after 2007. They’re typically found in urban centers, as a large amount of plant life in one area can help reduce the temperatures of the buildings around them. (sul/kes)