In 2010 the global group Umicore, specialised in materials technology, opened a new head office next to the existing factory in Hoboken, Antwerp. This ultramodern building was in sharp contrast with the 125 year old factory. They installed a Garsy® Greenwall against the façade of the factory to cover up the old wall and to improve the view from the headquarters. This resulted not only in an aesthetic and soothing sight but it also created more green on the entire site of Umicore.
This case highlights perfectly the Greenwalls biggest advantage of being space-saving thanks to its vertical design. The total surface of the Greenwall is 282m² and is approximately 10m high. The Greenwall contains 7000 luzula sylvatica plants. The whole project took up to 14 weeks.