Bogota’s Santalaia Building Is The World Largest Vertical Garden

Edificio Santalaia, a plant-covered building in the middle of Bogota, Colombia, is considered one of the most amazing urban gardens ever created. With over 33,000 Sq. feet of plants covering the building’s 11 stories, this is the world’s largest vertical garden. The result of a collaboration between Spanish green designers Paisajismo Urbano and Colombian company Groncol, this stunning vertical garden was completed in December 2015, after 8 months of planning, and another 8 months of hard work. The Santalaia building is completely covered with a lush layer of 85,000 plants that span 3,100 square meters (33,368 square feet). A vertical garden of this size can produce enough oxygen for more than 3,100 people every year, process 1,708 pounds of heavy metals, filter more than 2,000 tons of harmful gases and catch more than 881 pounds of dust. It is often referred to as ‘the green heart of Bogota’, and acts both as an icon of sustainability, as well as a reminder of the important role that plants play in our daily lives.

Bogotas Santalaia Building is the world largest vertical garden

Bogotas Santalaia Building is the world largest vertical garden

Bogotas Santalaia Building is the world largest vertical garden

Bogotas Santalaia Building is the world largest vertical garden

Bogotas Santalaia Building is the world largest vertical garden

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