The Mixed Place

Shanghai  |  2014

Mingzhu Nerval vertical living wall experts created a sustainable city architecture for the Mixed Place in Shanghai, 2016

Mingzhu Nerval vertical living wall experts created a sustainable city architecture for the Mixed Place in Shanghai, 2016

Mingzhu Nerval vertical living wall experts created a sustainable city architecture for the Mixed Place in Shanghai, 2019
On the top of the wall are three Maple trees – by 2019 they have grown to 6m of height!

Mingzhu Nerval vertical living wall experts created a sustainable city architecture for the Mixed Place in Shanghai, 2019

Mingzhu Nerval vertical living wall experts created a sustainable city architecture for the Mixed Place in Shanghai, 2019

Mingzhu Nerval vertical living wall experts created a sustainable city architecture for the Mixed Place in Shanghai, 2019
The Epimedium sp. flower, here in early Spring
Mingzhu Nerval vertical living wall experts created a sustainable city architecture for the Mixed Place in Shanghai, 2019
A fig tree provides fresh figs in summer and aromatic fragrance!

Take a look at this vertical garden! Three maple trees at the top create a stunning visual effect of nature bursting out of architecture. It’s a rare example to see from the street, but we feel this kind of foliage volume and diversity on a ‘green wall’ should be the norm.  Over the years, these trees have grown to several meters in height. In spring and summertime, the maple leaves are a bright and fresh green; in fall and winter, they’re beautiful shades of red and yellow.

At a reachable height, a fig tree stands. In the summertime, walking around Shanghai, it’s possible to take a rest under the refreshing shade of the tree’s leaves and eat fresh figs.

Our favorite plant growing on this wall is an Epimedium – its delicate, small flowers look like the ones in fairy tales. It is endemic to China, and native to the region around Shanghai. When it blooms in early spring, it’s also a nice time to visit this wall.

Our favorite plant growing on this wall is an Epimedium – it has delicate, small flowers that look like in fairy tales.

It is endemic to China, and native to the South/East forests of China, around Shanghai. It flowers in early Spring (February-April), come to see it at that time!

The Mixed Place is in the heart of Shanghai’s former French Concession, in a renovated former Shikumen building – a Shanghainese architectural style dating back to the 1860s, which combines Chinese and Western elements.

 

Note: This Vertical Garden is still maintained by our own teams. Therefore, we guarantee its perfect visual effect and quality. You can visit any time. 🙂