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Edmonton International Airport adds green element

May 1, 2012, Edmonton - Visitors arriving at Edmonton International Airport are welcomed by a living, breathing, indoor vertical garden.


May 1, 2012
By The Canadian Press

The airport's new terminal has a 131-square-metre hydroponically fed wall comprised of 32 species and 8,000 individual plants.

The creator of the living wall, Mike Weinmaster, says the design will take shape over time.

Weinmaster says he drew inspiration for the design from Canadian artist Emily Carr.

The airport chose plants that NASA says are exceptionally good at purifying the air.

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It's expected that this green wall will add lots of oxygen to the terminal each year while absorbing indoor air pollutants.