LIVING WALL (VERTICAL GREENING): BENEFITS AND THREATS
Sustainable development requires a special approach to the environment and architecture. During climate change, urban expansion and the energy crisis, a completely new approach is needed to solve environmental problems. And vertical gardening is one of such approaches. Vertical gardening increases environmental and ecological efficiency, having a positive impact not only on social and aesthetic value, but also on well-being in and around buildings. The significance of this study for architecture is that systematic introduction of vertical gardens in cities is the right solution for introducing greenery in places where it is necessary due to the lack of the environment and the complexity of modern land use. In this article, as a method of sustainable development, different types of living walls are considered, their threats and opportunities are discussed. Contemporary technologies offer a wide range of options for Eco-Architects to incorporate greenery to the interior and exterior of buildings. Vertical greening is a key component of sustainable development. These systems will become significant fixtures in urban areas in the next few years.