A Winning Combination: Living Walls and Staircases

Incorporating living walls and staircases into large reception areas, retail spaces, gathering spaces, etc. serves not only as focal points but provide a natural environment to “hike” up the stairs promoting wellness. Here are just a few examples:

Nixon Peabody LLP

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This Washington based law firm decided to make their office open, modern, and green! Their three-story Versa Wall® consists of seven different species of plants which can be viewed while traveling from floor to floor. The living wall welcomes visitors and employees by acting as the focal point in this part of the office.

Sonos

living-wall-with-staircase-gsky-sonosOffering their consumers wireless home or office speakers, Sonos is not tied down by generic walls or staircases in their office. Instead this 1,309 square foot Versa Wall® acts as a gateway for staff and visitors between the lobby and a food service area. On the ground, staircase, or second floor you cannot miss the impact that this green wall has on the room.  

Lenovo

living-wall-staircase-lenovoStanding tall beside the winding three-story staircase is a large three-story green wall composed of four different plants forming a braided pattern traveling up the wall. The sections stand alone on their respective floors, but if you take a step back you can see how they flow as one.

West Elm Tottenham

living-wall-staircase-gskyThis award-winning design was done for one of our corporate clients in their store in Tottenham, England. Green walls have become a unique, fashionable fixture for the brand and conveys their aim to be green. The verdant living wall is located above the main stairwell, serving as the store’s centerpiece to greet customers and alike as they enter the store.

Steptoe & Johnson

living-wall-staircase-gskyThree living walls, with one each on either side of the firm’s main entrance and one reaching up the stairs, greet lawyers and clients as they enter. An international law firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., it is the 93rd highest-grossing law firm in the United States according to Am Law 100.

Kal Tire

The first GSky commercial project in the Okanagan Valley, this 254 square foot wall welcomes people descending the staircase into the atrium, creating a soft atmosphere alongside the concrete staircase and floor.

NY Brooklyn Residence

More than just a house plant, this living wall is the focal point of the home. The 180 square foot wall follows the stairs up to the second floor to a skylight that brightens the whole house. Residents get to enjoy the living wall from all areas of the home as the living spaces encircle the Versa Wall®.  

Shake Shack Al Fanar Mall in Kuwait

Walking into this Shake Shack, you’re not just going to get good food, but also a green view with some fresh air on the side. Peeking through to guests on the top and bottom floor, visitors get to experience the full wall while descending down the stairs.

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