Project Description

Trent University’s Bata Innovation & Research Cluster

In 2018, when two floors of the iconic Bata Library at Trent University underwent a 14 million dollar transformation into the Bata Research & Innovation Cluster, a 278-square-foot green wall was installed with the LiveWall® Indoor Living Wall System.

The library is a prominent landmark on the Trent University campus, which was designed by Ronald Thom. Thom’s work was known for demonstrating an understanding of and appreciation for natural beauty. Featuring a living wall in the redesign of the Bata Library honors his philosophy and legacy.

This green wall is almost 7 feet in height and was constructed in two side-by-side sections, each 20 feet in length. The plant palette is a mix of seven different tropical plants with dark green, light green and white foliage.

The living wall is set back within the library’s atrium and creates an inviting open space which connects two adjacent seating areas, softens the center of the interior, and complements the tone of the cedar ceilings.