Climate Pledge Arena
Design David Brenner
Installation Habitat Horticulture
Location Seattle, WA
Photography Garry Belinsky
Check out the behind the scenes video here!
Amazon was responsible for the creation, implementation, and funding of the Climate Pledge Arena living wall. Located at the northwest main concourse entrance and extending to the west entrance, the wall’s main objective is to provide an inspirational moment to guests as they enter the arena. Though the living wall requires additional lighting, no added emissions are associated with the wall as the arena is 100-percent powered by renewable power.
The Climate Pledge living wall helps promote visitors’ primordial connection with nature by highlighting the beauty and diversity found within the plant kingdom and helps to remind people of the importance of preserving and protecting the natural world. The wall was designed to capture the essence of a moss-covered Washington temperate rainforest. It is comprised of 32 different plant species mostly running various shades of green—visitors are invited to take a closer look at the intricacies of each plant’s texture, shape, and form.
The living wall features 11 specimen Western Hemlock trees native to the Pacific Northwest. These Western Hemlocks are the largest species ever incorporated into a living wall. As they reach maturity, they will be transplanted to the arena’s grounds to add more greenery to Seattle’s downtown urban landscape.
At the root of Habitat Horticulture’s system is its engineered growing geotextile fabric called Growtex®, which provides a sustainable and highly versatile foundation for plant growth. Growtex® is manufactured from post-consumer recycled water bottles made in the United States. The recirculating water system helps contribute to the living walls’ sustainability by reducing water consumption by 35%. The remote monitoring sensors help reduce time needed to be onsite helping to reduce our carbon footprint.