Stadthaus M1, Freiburg, Germany
Architecture coated with green
The topic of façade greening has often been treated regarding its aesthetic aspects. And rightly so, since a green façade is of course pleasant to the eye. The attraction of a living façade is even increased by the colours changing over the seasons. The use different plants in combination with professional care can create manifold stunning effects.
Green façades make buildings popular. They are friendly to the environment as well as to citizens and animals. Sometimes their fragrance can even evoke romantic memories.
The Stadthaus M1 in the new Vauban neighbourhood of the German city Freiburg im Breisgau makes a stunning use of a greening with wisteria and roses to create a pleasing visual effect.
… and useful
The plants absorb CO2 and filter particulates. They reduce the city’s noise (up to 10 Decibel) and cool the building in summer through their shade and evaporation, resulting in lower energy consumption for air conditioning. Additionally, they protect the façade from UV rays, hail, intense rain and wind. Thereby, they help to increase the lifespan of the façade and other building components.