Greenox Urban Residence, Turkey’s first and the world’s second vertical forest, was supported by Merger Mimari’s expertise in the material choice for facade cladding. The project won the Greenest Building award on Sign of the City Awards, one of the most prestigious competitions in the real estate sector.
Greenox Urban Residence, the first in Turkey to receive EDGE Green Building Certification in the EDGE Green Building Sectoral Development Program created by International Finance Corporation (IFC), has recently been selected as the Greenest Building on Sign of the City Awards, one of the most prestigious competitions in the real estate sector. Besides, Greenox has been also selected as the Premium project in the “Best Architecture” and “Best Residence” categories. Mehmet Özhaseki, the Turkish Minister of Environment and Urbanization, participated in the ceremony to award the projects selected from over 150 nominees.
Greenox’s “Tree of Life” in Euromax’s Colours
The vertical constructions and flower beds on the facades of the building are referred as the “Tree of Life” since they drain plants and look like the branches of a tree. Having been specially chosen from Euramax’s colour chart by Merger Mimari for this project, the natural colours are in perfect harmony with the fauna of the building. Euramax, a leading painted aluminium supplier for the facades and roofs of the most exclusive projects worldwide, offers a wide range of product lines based on the desired colour, texture and structure. On the facades of Greenox Urban Residence, Euramax EuraTex Rough Ral 9010 was used for the vertical constructions of the tree of life while Euramax EuraDesign Venetian Plaster was used for the wooden-like flowers beds. Both types of aluminium plates were prepared as composite panels by Merger Mimari at Sistem Alüminyum Factory in Turkey.
EuroTex that was used in Greenox is a product line inspired by nature and has a wide range of surface options from thin to rough in terms of texture, thus enabling unique natural effects. Eurodesign, another product line used in Greenox, was specially designed in order to avoid the difficulties of using natural materials. Given the fact that aluminium is a sustainable material, it can be said that Euramax offers a facade system that will surely meet everything Greenox represents in the project.
Europe’s Highest Green Walls
Greenox Urban Residence, Turkey’s first and the world’s second vertical forest, was supplied by Merger Mimari and supported by its expertise in the material choice for facade cladding. The project owns the highest green walls of Europe with its side facades of 56 and 53 metres. It contains 25,500 plants on vertical walls, 900 trees and shrubs on the front and back facades, hosting year-round 4,900 trees, shrubs, groundcovers, bushes and ivy throughout the project. It is 17 storeys high and houses 170 apartments, consisting of a residential area of 13,000 square metres and a recreational area of 1,100 square metres. Standing out with its contribution to sustainability, Greenox Residence will produce 2,372 cubic metres of oxygen every year thanks to its botanical diversity. At Greenox Urban Residence, whose sustainable energy efficiency was announced to be 33%, it is expected to save water and energy by up to 40%. The project proves itself in sustainability with its Gold nomination for Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).