BALI Award for Mint Hotel
2nd December 2011
On Friday 2 December 2011 Frosts attended the BALI 2011 Lansdscaping awards in London where they were awarded Principal Award - Green Roofs/Living Walls.
Project: Mint Hotel, Pepys Street London
Client: Mint Hotel
Overview: A quality project of real endeavour, challenging and yet sustainable, with positive environmental and biodiversity benefits for London. 1025m of green vertical walls over 11 floors of the hotel viewed by guests staying on floors facing inwards to the central atrium. Further living wall wraps around the building on all four elevations between floors 9-11. The rooftop terrace restaurant has green roofs of Sedum matting mixed with wild flower seed. Containers of herbs cut fresh by the chefs for use in the restaurant. Bee activity was very noticeable on plants. An outstanding achievement by the contractor.
This is an absolutely brilliant scheme. The 12th floor boasts a sedum roof with wildflowers, beehives, and planters with fresh herbs used regularly by the hotel’s restaurant chefs. The north and south walls have been covered with plants selected specifically for the living wall environment and kept alive successfully using a triple feed irrigation system. This is a quite unbelievable scheme and an amazing feat by the contractor. Vast and brilliant.