Live Wall and Green Roof Systems

Architects specify Live Wall and Green Roof projects to soften and cool building and parking structures naturally. Landscape Architects choose reliable Tournesol Siteworks systems.

The knock your socks off visual impact of the Interior Live Wall created out of a vast array of orchids in full bloom at the Atlanta Botanical Garden cannot be overstated. This living work of art was created using the TerraScreen® live wall system by Tournesol Siteworks.
The knock your socks off visual impact of the Interior Live Wall created out of a vast array of orchids in full bloom at the Atlanta Botanical Garden is a living work of art. This botanical Tour de Force was created using the TerraScreen® by Tournesol Siteworks — a simple, cost-effective, and maintenance-friendly live wall system.

Whether you are creating a large commercial outdoor live wall, green wall, vertical garden, or an intimate interior live wall, one of Tournesol’s 4 Live Wall systems, or their green roof system, will make your project successful.  DeepStream started as a customer of Tournesol more than 18 years ago and have we been a high-volume distributor of this 35-year-old industry leading manufacturer for over 14 years.

A standing couple kissing on a courtyard under the street lights with benches and a green wall mounted to the building behind them.
Isn’t social contact wonderful! Plants put Love in the air and Tournesol Siteworks’ Exterior Green Wall systems, distributed by DeepStream, soften and cool urban environments, making them more appealing for all to enjoy.

The Green Roof movement is great, but the ratio of wall to roof area is much greater on high-rise buildings.  If Architects designed balconies with drainage and water spigots built into their clients’ high-rise buildings, it would allow residents and offices to help offset their impact to a far greater degree both in terms of cooling and exchanging oxygen for carbon and absorbing other pollutants. Still, green walls can be retrofitted with live wall systems by Tournesol and make a big difference.

To read more on a blog about the important role green wall projects can play in Environmental Stewardship Click this Link.

The wall behind a sleek modern Zen like rectilinear exterior seating area of the equally modern yet rustic Slabtown Marketplace in Portland, Oregon, is complemented with dark green foliage grown without soil inside rectangular blocks of Tournesol VGM® modular Live Wall System mounted to the exterior.
Tournesol VGM® modular Exterior Live Wall System mounts to the exterior of any structurally sound wall, including building facades as seen here. The mounting brackets are quickly and easily assembled to the box, and an optional anti-lift arm prevents removal by vandals or unexpected weather or seismic activity.

Tournesol Siteworks manufactures a suite of products for commercial construction projects, offices, and even residential projects that make that vision simple, cost-effective and successful every time. Tournesol has proven solutions for nearly any climate and application. Customization and design consulting services are available to make the toughest challenges in green roof and live wall projects of any scale manageable.

Creating a successful Green Wall, Live Wall, or Vertical Garden starts here.

Green Roof

An expansive urban commercial Green Roof landscaped using Tournesol GRT3 Modular Green Roof HDPE UV-resistant plastic trays which hold engineered soil and plants.
Green Roof landscaping is quick and easy using Tournesol GRT3 Modular Green Roof HDPE UV-resistant plastic trays which hold engineered soil and plants. The green roof can go directly on existing roofs without retrofit and the associated costs, while providing storm water retention, insulation, and membrane protection.

GRT3 Modular Green Roof Trays — A modular green roof is made up of a series of trays, which hold engineered soil and plants. The green roof can go directly on existing roofs, assuming necessary support exists, without retrofit and the associated costs. It provides the important elements associated with green roofs, including stormwater retention, insulation, and membrane protection. Tournesol GRT3 green roof trays are made of extremely durable HDPE, with 60% recycled content. Unlike injection molded trays, HDPE is UV-stable, resisting cracking and splitting. They are available in 4” and 8” depths. Raised drain holes at corners and along channels allow for 3/4” of storm water retention after rain fall, augmenting drip irrigation for minimal water use.

Live Walls can do even more than a green roof to cool your building, clean the air, and reduce energy cost.

Interior Live Wall

Interior Live Wall is the focal point of this restaurant created using TerraScreen®. Often described as living art, the TerraScreen® allows the designer, landscaper, or owner to use plants to establish a living, breathing focal point, as seen here.
Interior Live Wall. Often described as living art, the TerraScreen® allows the designer, landscaper, or owner to use plants to establish a living, breathing focal point, set a mood, or celebrate a season. TerraScreen® is a simple, cost-effective and maintenance-friendly live wall, designed especially for interior and “intimate” exterior green wall installations.

TerraScreen® is a simple, cost-effective, and maintenance-friendly live wall, designed especially for interior and “intimate” exterior green wall installations. Often described as living art, the TerraScreen® allows the designer, landscaper, or owner to use plants to establish a living, breathing focal point, set a mood, or celebrate a season. All panels are made of black powder- and zinc-coated steel wire, with integral wall brackets. Panels may be mounted adjacent to or above one another to create a larger coverage area. The sides of the TerraScreen® system can be covered with a simple powder-coated steel cover. The irrigation system may be connected manually to a hose or water cart, or plumbed to a timer system.

Live Wall Planters let you live in a city clad in living, breathing green, as the plants absorb heat and carbon while giving off oxygen. It turns an overheated, unfeeling space into a living, breathing oasis.

Exterior Live Wall

A tall, thick, freestanding Exterior Live Wall with an impressive modern glass and stainless-steel entrance way at the Beverly Hills Waldorf Astoria Hotel was created using Tournesol VGM® modular Live Wall System.
Exterior Live Wall at the Beverley Hills Waldorf Astoria created using Tournesol VGM® modular Live Wall System uses lightweight soil block, not dirt inside a removable recycled plastic planting module that attaches to stainless steel hanging rails that can be attached to the side of a building or a freestanding frame to build walls. Once grown in, it provides instant, complete coverage of any vertical surface.

At its heart, the Tournesol VGM® modular Live Wall System is a recycled plastic planting module attached to stainless steel hanging rails. Once grown in, it provides instant, complete coverage of any vertical surface. A wide, controllable variety of plant designs can be used in any horticultural condition. Modules are available with an optional stabilized growing media for peak plant performance. Designed to last the life of the building, VGM® is backed by Tournesol’s 30 years of experience.

As could only been imagined in New Orleans, the Botanical Gardens created an over the top, tall rectangular entrance Live Wall and Green Wall Arch using Tournesol’s easy to maintain VGM-Modular Live Wall system planted with thousands of grasses, bushes, and flowering plants to create a Vertical Garden of splendor.
Tournesol VGM3 modular system of replaceable 20″ x 22″ x 10″ recycled plastic blocks can be fixed to rails inside a frame to erect massive Live Walls like this one, seen at the New Orleans Botanical Garden. The stabilized polymer media blocks inside hold up to five times their weight in water, yet they are still lighter than nearly any other engineered soil mix. They will not dissolve or fall out in inclement weather.

Easy Live Wall

A white marble building wall “hung” with a large rectangular Live Wall art piece created with a border of long leaf green plants surrounding 8 rows of shorter plants of a lighter and darker green shade inside the border.
Live wall made budget-friendly and DIY easy. Hang the VGP Live Wall Tray on a VGP mounting panel, standard 2″ x 3″ welded mesh or wire, or along rods or stainless-steel rope. The VGP tray is designed with overflow drain from a sub-irrigation reservoir, so the pots will cascade drain to a central point. Add a wick and the reservoir will provide optimal water use for long-term growing, and easy replacement or change-out as desired.
Live Wall do-it-yourself-easy with these 100% recycled polypropylene VGP Live Wall Trays. This rendering shows the rectangular sloped black bucket that hangs from a special frame, standard wire mesh panels, or a even cable at a 45 degree angle to hold plants purchased in standard 1-gallon nursery pots for long term growing or easy change-out.
A Live Wall the easy way. Designed for residential and light commercial applications, the 100% recycled polypropylene VGP Live Wall Tray uses standard 1-gallon nursery pots in the planting tray for long-term growing, easy watering, and lift out easy change-out as desired.

A system for residential and light commercial applications, the VGP Live Wall Tray System is a versatile, easy-to-install living wall. Few living wall systems offer the versatility of the VGP live wall. At the heart of the system is the planting tray, made of 100% recycled polypropylene. When direct-planted with two 4″ or one 1-gallon nursery pots, it provides a lush, rich-looking living wall at a price significantly lower than our commercially oriented VGM modular living wall. The trays may be hung on a VGP mounting panel, standard 2″ x 3″ welded mesh or wire, or along rods or stainless-steel rope. Each tray incorporates an anti-lift arm to prevent unwanted removal, but requires no other bolts or clips. Trays are hung at either 6″ or 9″ intervals, depending on the plant size and the project budget. The VGP tray is designed with overflow drain from a sub-irrigation reservoir, so the pots will cascade drain to a central point. Add a wick and the reservoir will provide optimal water use. The generously sized pot will allow for long term growing, and easy replacement or change-out as desired.

Structures as mundane as parking garages become the means of expressing the vibrancy of the environment. The line dividing landscape and architecture becomes blurred, and the world is a better place for it. Tournesol Live Wall solutions and consulting tame the challenges faced by architects, designers, owners, and contractors in making this happen.

Vertical Garden

Taking a Vertical garden to new heights to create a live green wall with ridged trellis panels. Equally spaced planters, 6 rows high by 4 rows wide, are mounted with specially engineered brackets to a tall, otherwise blank natural light stone wall. The rigid 3-dimension trellis panels in between planters allow green vines to cover the entire green wall with a vertical garden, cooling the building with shade while protecting the stone surface.
Taking a Vertical garden to new heights is easy and cost-effective with ridged VertiGreen® trellis panels mounted Tournesol’s VGM Modular living wall system. Tournesol’s systems can reduce the overall cost of covering a wall with green to cool the building with shade while protecting the stone surface. The trellis is easy to attach and protects the underlying wall structure, while it supports climbing plants and vines. Mounting is efficient with wall mount brackets which integrate with Tournesol’s rectangular and square fiberglass planters.
A Vertical Garden grows up through 3-dimension ridged wire Trellis panels creating a living green wall mounted to a white concrete wall. Vines grow up and out of a blue fiberglass planter at the bottom, reaching for the sun and winding themselves securely up through the Trellis.
A Vertical Garden thrives growing up 3-dimension Trellis wall panels which also protect the mounting wall from the plants. Tournesol Siteworks offers the VertiGreen® rigid commercial-grade Trellis Panels with two grid sizes because every plant grows a little differently. The modular trellis will support and protect robust foliage growth, whether attached to a wall or mounted between posts as a “green” fence.

Vertical Garden modular Trellis Panels for planters: Because every plant grows a little differently, Tournesol Siteworks offers the VertiGreen®, a rigid, commercial-grade, 3-dimensional trellis system that features two different grid sizes. The modular trellis will support and protect robust foliage growth, whether attached to a wall or hung between posts as a “green” fence. Integrate VertiGreen® with Tournesol’s industry leading Wilshire Box hanging planters or VGM Modular live wall system, and you can reduce the overall cost of covering a wall with green! The trellis is easy to attach and protects the underlying structure, while it supports climbing plants and vines. The durable panels are given an extra coating of zinc prior to powder coating to resist rust and corrosion over time. The trellis panels are manufactured with 3” and 6” grid elements spaced 3” apart. VertiGreen® is available in two modular panel sizes with connecting brackets. Building larger panels is as easy as connecting two screws!

Green Wall Privacy Screens and Equipment Shields

If you want to learn more about the cooling effect a Green Wall can have on your environment and climate change you might enjoy this blog article on Environmental Stewardship.

On a penthouse rooftop deck, a large dark gray Mariner recycled plastic lumber planter containing tall podocarpus trimmed to form a screen wall 8 feet high. Podocarpus can grow up to 40 feet tall. DeepStream’s complete 3-part planter system makes it easy to successfully grow natural conifer or evergreen privacy screens that are easy to maintain. The square DeepStream natural aluminum planter for trees next to it is growing a sea grape tree which, while considerably slower growing, can be pruned and trained in spectacular shapes to create privacy screens.
This penthouse rooftop deck uses a Mariner recycled plastic lumber planter to grow a tall podocarpus screen wall 8 feet high. DeepStream’s complete 3-part planter system makes it easy to successfully grow natural conifer or evergreen privacy screens that are as easy to maintain as they are beautiful to look at. The square DeepStream natural aluminum planter for trees next to it is growing a sea grape tree which, while considerably slower growing, can be pruned and trained in spectacular shapes to create privacy screens.
Newly constructed buildings are blocked from view using privacy screen hedges and trees grown in a variety of modern DeepStream Mariner and Audubon commercial planters, and planters with trellises and vines with large yellow flowers, on this tropical penthouse rooftop deck dining area with a colorful red table and contrasting blue chairs.
Durable commercial low-maintenance Mariner and Audubon planters with hidden drip irrigation and advanced drainage make it easy to grow a variety of green privacy screens and hide rooftop equipment in any environment. The quieting natural ambiance of these privacy screen hedges and trellises bring nature to the heart of any city. The planters providing privacy for this penthouse have seen hurricanes come and go, yet peacefully endure and regenerate, hosting full moon dinners and sunset cocktail parties year after year.

All around the world you have seen the Green Wall environmental movement grow, as it is not only ecologically beneficial, but it also saves energy cost by cooling significant vertical areas of buildings with cost-effective shade, and to much greater heights than can be accomplished with trees. Now is your opportunity to help cool the planet while saving your clients money with a system that will quickly pay for itself. With four different systems to create cost-effective Live Wall projects, and a green roof, Tournesol Siteworks has been a major force behind this trend for decades, and DeepStream Designs has been the go-to distributor for Landscape Architects, property managers, parking structure operators, and homeowners more than a decade.

Contact DeepStream Designs for your Living Green Wall needs.  We are the low-cost, high-volume, nationwide distributor of Tournesol Siteworks’ Landscape Architect-grade products. DeepStream can supply your needs in a cost-effective manner, drawing from Tournesol’s range of products.  DeepStream understands your commercial requirements and will not be undersold, despite our dedicated service.

If you have questions, need more information, or would like to discuss your project, please call Sheila at (305) 857-0466 or email her at dsdmiami@gmail.com.  Sheila has decades of experience to call on as a developer, general contractor, and property manager, with thousands of planter installations and remediation project experiences to help you with budget-saving ideas.