Passengers flying from Gate 25 in London Heathrow’s Terminal 3
will get to see a garden of 1,680 plants, including the English
native Ivy and Peace Lily.
Heathrow’s “Garden Gate”, installed by
urban greening specialists Biotecture, will be trialled for the
next 6 months. If the trial is a success, Heathrow will explore
implementing Garden Gates across the airport.
Richard Sabin, Director of
Biotecture, said, “The Garden Gate at Heathrow is the
latest, and perhaps most iconic, living wall representing the
advancement of eco-technologies in the UK. The world’s major
cities are increasingly investing in green infrastructure, and the
Garden Gate, both technically and ecologically, is cutting edge
for its ease of installation, unique plant selection and LED
lighting system. As the nexus of transit and technology,
transportation hubs are ideal locations for green infrastructure
to become an investment in public health and wellbeing.”
On average, 287,274 passengers go
through Gate 25, Terminal 3, every year.
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