Keyes Veld Wall

TYPOLOGY PUBLIC & COMMERCIAL SPACES, SYSTEMS & SUSTAINABILITY LOCATION ROSEBANK SIZE 250 SQM CLIENT TOMORROW CO. ARCHITECTS FIELDWORKS DESIGN GROUP CURRENT PHASE COMPLETE


Rosebank, and Johannesburg, largely falls within the Grassland Biome of South Africa - The Keyes 'Veld Wall' showcases plants from the highly endangered Egoli Granite Grassland Veldtype. The wall should be viewed as a pilot project, as it is a pioneer in the field of vertical gardening with a 'hyper regional' planting palette from the Highveld. Due to its modular nature and adaptability the expansion from phase one to phase two manifested quite seamlessly. The bulk of the planting comprises of grass species, while bulbs, perennials and aloes allow for splashes of colour in the sea of grass.

The wall is a dynamic art work - that changes seasonally, but also changes almost on an hourly cycle, as the way light moves through the plants present marvellous colour displays at different times of day. Since the wall has reached a level of maturity, it has really started to take on a personality of its own.