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Location

Canning Bridge Development Precinct is one of Perth’s most recognisable and fastest growing. With city and river views, it is a prestigious and beautiful area. The surrounding suburbs of Applecross and Mt Pleasant are very green with Jacarandas and numerous green spaces.

It is essential to bring this connection with nature to new structures and that was the goal in this project.

 

The Building

Sabina developed by Finbar, is a 5-Star GreenStar apartment rated by the Green Building Council of Australia.

Sustainability Contributors:

  • 30kw Photovoltaic system
  • Centralised hot water system
  • Dedicated car sharing car
  • Bubble deck (reduced concrete use by one third).
  • 50% reduction in heating and cooling requirements set by BCA standards.

The Brief

From conception to installation the goal was to bring organic softness to the exterior of the car park. 

This project was planning heavy and labour-light. Meaning the planning part was very carefully thought out and prepared for efficiency and longevity.

These are critical factors:

  • Light levels and impacts of future apartments surrounding it
  • Number and species of plants 
  • Water requirements
  • Infrastructure of modules

Location

Canning Bridge Development Precinct is one of Perth’s most recognisable and fastest growing. With city and river views, it is a prestigious and beautiful area. The surrounding suburbs of Applecross and Mt Pleasant are very green with Jacarandas and numerous green spaces.

It is essential to bring this connection with nature to new structures and that was the goal in this project.

 

The Building

Sabina developed by Finbar, is a 5-Star GreenStar apartment rated by the Green Building Council of Australia.

Sustainability Contributors:

  • 30kw Photovoltaic system
  • Centralised hot water system
  • Dedicated car sharing car
  • Bubble deck (reduced concrete use by one third).
  • 50% reduction in heating and cooling requirements set by BCA standards.

The Brief

From conception to installation the goal was to bring organic softness to the exterior of the car park. 

This project was planning heavy and labour-light. Meaning the planning part was very carefully thought out and prepared for efficiency and longevity.

These are critical factors:

  • Light levels and impacts of future apartments surrounding it
  • Number and species of plants 
  • Water requirements
  • Infrastructure of modules

The modules 

The vertical living wall modules Earth & Water uses are the best for commercial jobs such as the Sabina Apartments. 

The slim profile of each module means they occupy less space but still provide soil matter for 16 individual plants. 

Inside each module is a bag of geofabric that is designed to optimise water retention and aeration. Seedlings are hand planted into the modules where they sit for a number of days until their roots have established themselves. 

 

Plant Species

Sabina will eventually have medium sized hanging ferns of numerous varieties. They will hang down and spread out so they will be visible from in the carpark and out.

Minimal maintenance is necessary to reduce long term costs and keep the apartment cleaner with less leaves dropping throughout the year.

Minimal maintenance means water delivery is automated and easily managed from afar.

 

Installation & Watering

We installed the modules over a few days as they can be heavy with water and plants to make sure they don’t die in the process.

You can see the white irrigation drip line on the top of each module. There are drippers inserted through the geofabric on the top which filter down through the bag and each plant takes its share of water.

Water Delivery 

Earth & Water recognises that most people don’t take an active approach to watching how much water their gardens, lawns and living walls actually need. We always recommend and try to install water system controllers that allow remote access. This means that home owners or strata managers can view and adjust water delivery with more control.

Sabina’s water controller is the same used on residential installation and via wifi can be monitored at any time or place in the world. We can adjust for winter rains and reduce water run times or cut them completely in high rain periods. This is one of the contributing factors to the overall sustainability of Sabina.

In a residential setting, each garden will have its own zone and its own settings. This means gardens in the shade can be programmed to receive less water than full sun areas.

Finbar

We work with Finbar not just with Sabina , but with their other developments of Aurelia, Revo and Concerto.

Click here to see Finbar

Hunter Industries

Supplier of the water systems controller.

Click here to see Hunter Industries

Elmich

Supplier of the low profile VGM Green Wall modules.

Click here to see Elmich

 

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