Outdoor plant wall : Lacoste brand in Saint-Barthélemy
A touch of nature in the West Indies
A franchise of Jardins de Babylone based in Saint-Barthélemy created an outdoor “green space” for Lacoste.
This small green space, located on part of the company storefront, was made up of several features:
- A closed-circuit irrigation system to collect and save water.
- A wide selection of tropical plants adapted to the hot and humid climate of Saint Barthélemy: red anthuriums (laceleafs) and Spathiphyllum wallisii (peace lily).
- A stainless steel frame to resist the corrosion caused by tropical climates, as well as the salinity of the air.
A plant-covered green space: nature’s assault on the urban environment
Reintroducing plants into an urban environment through an innovative process and enjoying the benefits of the plants in our environment: such is the task that Jardins de Babylone set itself. The question we can still ask ourselves is: “Does planting make it possible to reduce urban heat islands (UHIs) and atmospheric pollution?”
With the expansion of urban environments, the increase in artificial surfaces to the detriment of natural surfaces often affects the quality of the environment. Examples include UHIs, atmospheric pollution and noise to name but a few. When technically feasible, planting on roofs and façades can be considered as a solution to urban sustainable development in.