Green Sky Thinking
Our shortlisted proposal for the Landscape Institute’s High-Line competition proposed a propotypical “Green-lungs”, which could be retro-fitted to billions in the city of London. Although the 1956 Clean Air Act ensured no more smog, Carbon Dioxide, Nitrous Dioxide, Ozone and particulate pollution still affects the health and well-being of Londoners. Green space can mitigate this, but the concentration of activity in the City of London in particular, makes providing more green area difficult. The Green Lung Retrofit is a vertical garden for office towers, which would integrate symbiotically with the servicing and occupant requirements of the building. It would clean pollutants from the air, improve oxygen levels and allow the farming of exotic fruit and produce. The scheme could be widely applied throughout the City.