New York City-based landscape design firm Harrison Green brought the outdoors inside in the newly opened 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood.
The year-old property has a 25-foot, custom green wall in the lobby made from Banker Wire’s wire mesh pattern I-21 to create a woven fixture screen and custom welded wire mesh hanging baskets for vegetation.
Harrison Green developed the initial greenwall concept with AgroSci, which manufactures and installs exterior and interior living walls, to create a natural installation in the lobby, in line with 1 Hotel’s eco-theme. The vertical wall blends industrial elements with natural eslement against a backdrop of concrete and steel, and is laid out in such a way to ensure that vegetation can grow organically over the canvas.
Banker Wire’s I-21 woven wire mesh, which is powder-coated in black, helped transform the vertical green wall into a living work of art by providing a grid to affix the welded baskets to. AgroSci chose the intercrimp motif, commonly seen in urban-inspired window guards and fire escapes, to give the impression that plants were “reclaiming” the location using steel as a main element.