Mobilane LivePanel Satisfies Green Credentials
Sports giant Decathlon extended its stores into Ireland in June 2020 with the new opening of its impressive Sports Hub in Dublin at Ballymun. This company continues to stride forward in both sustainability and biodiversity.
Making heads turn on the north and west facing walls at the store’s entrance is a living wall. The green wall was installed and planted to a specific pattern, using numbered pre-planted cassettes to create the vertical display of around 4500 plants.
A Splash of Green and Gold Foliage
The plant choice was deliberate, as suggested by Mobilane and agreed with client and contractor prior to supply a combination of Carex oshimensis Evergold and JS Greenwell for a contrasting flash of gold and green, extending out from the store’s branded signage.
The living wall was assembled and installed along with its automatic irrigation system by Avara Landscapes on behalf of Mannings, the main building contractor.
Striding Forward in Sustainable Buildings
The living green wall adds almost 100 square metres of foliage and flower to the complex, reinforcing the company’s commitment to green building. It complements the store’s landscaping on the approach and parking area which features natural reinforced grass surfaces and tree planting as well as low-level shrub and ground cover between bays.