This presentation features a fun and creative green wall at restaurant RootDOWN at Denver International Airport integrating a carefully delineated interaction of LIVING plant material and ART created by incorporating a beautiful composition of re-used tin can lids. This presentation highlights design process (including restaurant crew collaboration), radical methods employed during implementation to accommodate design form and function, and survey research after implementation to measure metrics of success, including:
People love being near this green wall. Restaurant visitors want to sit near it, takes pictures of it and the local restaurant employees enjoy it on a daily basis.
The green wall cleans the air and irrigation water from the wall is reused in the planter below reduce water-use.
People want to dine near the green wall. The booths adjacent to the green wall are always booked.
Re-use of materials
The restaurant saved tin-can lids for 3-4 months for the artwork created in between the living modules.
The RootDOWN DIA Living Wall is a great case study for ecological patterns of performance and the integration of art and living systems.