New Zealand Green Facade

New Zealand’s Largest Indoor Green Facade – 450 M2

New Zealand Green Facade by Fytogreen & GreenAir

New Zealand Green Facade by Fytogreen & GreenAir

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LOCATION – Offices of Lane Neave 141 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch, New Zealand.


PROJECT BUILDER – Southbase Construction

DESIGN & INSTALL – Fytogreen Australia & GreenAir

COMPLETION – July 2015

Fytogreen, together with GreenAir, provided a new commercial building in Christchurch with New Zealand’s largest indoor green facade. Towering up 4 levels in the atrium area of the new six-story office building.

The atrium area provides an infiltration of natural light and ventilation. The plants are supported by a combination of growing lights and natural light to ensure plant sustainability. The living facade softens the raw surfaces, provides a fresh outlook for the office floors and reinforces the idea of a ‘Garden City’.

Designed by Fytogreen’s inhouse Botanist Erik Van Zuilekom, a selection of very low light tolerant climbers were used; Philodendron Scandans, Epipremnum and Hoya positioned within 107 lineal meters of Fytogreen’s Low Density Polyethylene planter boxes. The Hoya and Scandans have proved to be the star performers on this particular facade.

The green facade is an impressive 450m2 and was construed on 52 vertical stainless steel wires, supplied by Tensile, with a varied height range of 13m to 17 meters.

Green Square, Sydney – Planter Box



The Green Square project utilizes Fytogreens planter box system to create a green facade.

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LOCATION – Green Square, Site 16 60 Margaret Street, Sydney

CLIENT – Mirvac Design

PROJECT BUILDER – Mirvac Constructions

DESIGN & INSTALL – Fytogreen Australia

COMPLETION – November 2016

The Green Square project was a collaborative design between Fytogreen and Mirvac Designs to deliver and reproduce the Stockland Concept.

The scope required design, irrigation and installation from the basement to level 5, which was the base of 12 separate columns. 120 planters units (700mm long x 300 wide x 500 high each planter box) were pre grown with Trachelospermum Jasminoides off site at Fytogreen Somerville, then transported to site.

The installation of the pre grown planters was via winch and scaffold into the facade planter locations. The planters, irrigation and drainage were all in the compliance colour of black.

Crown Casino – Teak Room Green Facade



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LOCATION – Teak Room, Crown Casino.  Whiteman Street, Southbank , Melbourne CBD.

ARCHITECTS – Bates Smart


DESIGN & INSTALL – Fytogreen Australia

COMPLETION – September 2010

One of Fytogreen’s first green facade installation,  a series of indoor / outdoor rooms with green facades used for smoking break out space and restaurant spaces at Crown Casino, Melbourne.  The facade is made up of 18 stands, each being 3 tiers high, located along the street level of the casino on Whiteman Street, Southbank.  Using a laser cut metal climbing frame and metal thin profile planter boxes Fytogreen designed an irrigation and drainage system to fit within the structures uprights. With a profile of only 250mm the green Ivy and Clivia plants are assisted with their growth with metal halide lights located below each tier of the planter-box.

After 3 years, the Ivy had filled out covering much of the climbing frame and the Clivia when in flower matches well the interior decorative lights.

Swanston Square – Sky Garden


Fytogreen's Sky Garden at Swanston Square Apartment Tower

Fytogreen’s Sky Garden at Swanston Square Apartment Tower

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PROJECT BUILDER – Probuild Constructions

LOCATION – Swanston Square Apartment Tower, Sky Deck, Level 31 – Melbourne CBD

ARCHITECT – ARM Architecture

DESIGN / INSTALL – Fytogreen Australia

COMPLETION – December 2014

Fytogreen was commissioned to install 22 Roto mould planter boxes to create a sky garden on level 31, of the 85 metre high Grocon apartment building, at the former Carlton United Brewery site on Swanston Street.

The planter boxes were designed to ensure drainage was direct to the storm-water outlets by passing the water proof membrane, thus penetrating the membrane mesh.  A total of 12 species were used to provide a mixture of colour and form. This is currently Fytogreen’s first installation at a height of level 31 and apart from the challenges involved in access it is a resounding success.

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Collins Square – Tower Two



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LOCATION – Tower Two – Collins Square 4D, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne.

DEVELOPER – Walker Corporation

ARCHITECT – Hassells

PROJECT BUILDER – Brookfield Multiplex

DESIGN & INSTALL – Fytogreen Australia

COMPLETION – October 2016

Greenery works continue on the monumental project; Collins Square, Australia’s largest CBD Commercial Project, home to the largest indoor green wall in Australia (installed on Tower Four).

Level 24 is an east facing breakout area that contains two large planter boxes. Fytogreen completed the installation just prior to handover, the tropical garden has established well.

Dandenong Markets



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CLIENT – Dandenong Markets

ARCHITECT – Urban Edge Landscape Architects

DESIGN & PLANTS SUPPLIED – Fytogreen Australia

COMPLETION – September 2014

Urban Edge Landscape Architects have worked with Fytogreen to supply a series of mobile planter boxes for the Dandenong Markets covered section.

This is a continuation of a previous series of planter boxes utilizing Fytogreen’s unique Hydrocell Media.

Blue Cross Aged Care – Planter Boxes

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CLIENT – Blue Cross Aged Care

LOCATION – Livingstone Road, Vermont South


DESIGN & INSTALL – Fytogreen Australia

COMPLETION – March 2015

Fytogreen was engaged to create a green decorative element designed to soften the industrial look of the atrium entrance in the Aged Care facility at Vermont South.

Fytogreen used a series of molded planter boxes, planted with Epipremnum Aureum, to climb both the 4 level glass elevator towers in the entrance of the building.  The boxes are mounted on a supporting frame and all individually plumbed with their own water source and drainage.

Epipremnum Aureum are a lower light tolerant species, which were specially selected so they can be sustained by the natural Light levels from the front entrance windows.

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PROJECT BUILDER – Hansen Yuncken

CLIENT – University of Melbourne

LOCATION – Swanston St, Melbourne

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT – Glas Urban Landscape Architects

DESIGN & INSTALL  – Fytogreen Australia

COMPLETION  – September 2014

Fytogreen designed and installed a series of 25 pre assembled and grown planter boxes (each 1.2m wide x 1.2m long x 300mm deep) to enhance the refurbishment at Melbourne University.

Each planter box was pre-grown at Fytogreen in Somerville, then transported and craned into location, and connected to a drainage and water source.

Medibank Building, Docklands

GREEN FAÇADES   –  1,638M2


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MAIN CONTRACTOR –  Brookfield Multiplex

ARCHITECT  – Hassell

DESIGN & INSTALL – Fytogreen Australia

COMPLETION – February 2014

Rising 18 levels next to Southern Cross train station this building is the first of its type in Victoria. Covered with green facades, green roofs and vertical gardens. The Medibank building will set a new benchmark on building green.  Fytogreen was contracted to provide research, develop the design and construct the green facades, green roofs and vertical gardens.

The green facades are made up of 520 planter boxes each pre built and pre grown at Fytogreen’s facility in Somerville then transported and craned into position from level 1 up to level 16. Each planter box has the dimensions of 600mm high x 600mm wide x 600mm deep. The bottom 1/3 of the climbing frame was attached to the planter box during pre growing and that then was attached to the rest of the climbing frame when the planter box was positioned on the building.

6 species of climbing vines were selected from our research plots, which include Trachelospernum jasminoides, Pandorea pandorana, Pandorea jasminoides, Muehlenbeckia adpressa, Muelenbeckia complexa and Hibbertia scandens. These were planted and pre grown for 3-6 months prior to installation.

The green facades will adorn 3 aspects of the Medibank Building and will need to survive challenging and wide range of conditions from level 1 up to level 16.

Williams Street, Melbourne



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LOCATION – 350 Williams Street, Melbourne

PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR – Contexx Construction

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT – Tract Consultants Pty Ltd

CONSTRUCT  – Fytogreen Australia


Fytogreen was selected to provide a green façade to adorn the front façade of the apartment development located at 350 Williams Street in Melbourne’s CBD.

The green facade is designed to screen the car park levels from Mezzanine to level 3 car park while providing a green aspect to the building’s front.

3 types of planters were used to accommodate the decorative ground covers and climbing vines. A total of 328 plants were used comprising 26 species made up of climbing vines and decorative native grasses.

All the planter boxes are controlled centrally using a computer control system that Fytogreen can access via the internet. Fytogreen also maintained the green façade during its first year after installation.