Biological Concrete is Designed to Encourage the Growth of Greenery

By: Michael Hines - Published: Dec 26, 2012 • References: & gizmag
Vertical gardens in certain urban areas may become a common sight if Biological Concrete manages to go from concept to reality. The "living" building material was designed by the Structural Technology Group at the Universitat Polit├Ęcnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. The Biological Concrete is designed to encourage the growth of fungus, moss, lichens and other non-root-growing greenery.

The concrete is specifically designed to inhibit plant growth. The reason behind this is because plants put down roots, and roots can damage a building. The panels encourage the growth of non-threatening plants by trapping rainwater. After about a year, the aforementioned greenery should begin to grow. Biological Concrete was designed specifically for Mediterranean climates. Stats for Living Building Materials Trending: Older & Average
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