Vistafolia® provides a fuss-free, green decorative element to complete a stylish interior or exterior design scheme. The owners of this luxurious Barcelona serviced apartment wanted an attractive ‘finishing touch’ to the roof terrace vertical garden, which affords fantastic, panoramic views of Barcelona’s famous sights, and directly overlooks the exclusive superyacht marina, OneOcean Port Vell. Located in the Barceloneta beach area, the flat is a sought-after deluxe tourist accommodation.
A relaxing space for lounging, the spacious terrace is a favorite, private area for guests taking in the amazing views of the city, including the Mediterranean Sea, Barceloneta beach, Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, Montjuic mountain and the Columbus Column. The terrace is the perfect spot to watch Barcelona’s beautiful sunset.
With opaque glass panels on one side and a concrete wall on the other, the terrace provides a pleasurable rooftop sanctuary for guests during their stay, an outdoor room where they can sink into the comfortable sun loungers and idle in enclosed privacy. The terrace is also equipped with an outdoor shower.
A green wall was desired to heighten the mood of utmost luxury. The owners explored various options to incorporate greenery into the space and found Vistafolia to be the perfect, ‘obvious’ solution.
Rooftop spaces are often challenging areas for live planting, where extreme exposure to sun, wind and rain may lead to plant failure. Living walls create additional complications relating to load bearing, adequate irrigation mechanisms and ample light levels. The rooftop environment needs to be structurally sound to bear the added weight of planting and soil, an irrigation system or artificial lighting, and should be well-placed to take in enough sunlight. For many homeowners, building and maintaining an artificial green wall on a roof terrace simply entails too much effort. For rental apartments, a green wall can be doubly stressful. The living wall will have to be regularly maintained and watered, causing potential disruption to guests.
The owners found Vistafolia's UV-stable panels to be just the right cladding product for the concrete wall, which is exposed to direct sunlight from 11am onwards. Temperatures can also soar to nearly 100F in the summer months, making the rooftop environment inhospitable for real plants. With our maintenance-free and weather-resistant signature panels, they need not worry about plant survival and watering, especially during the peak summer season. The UV-protected panels deliver vibrant green year-round, creating an uplifting atmosphere for guests enjoying the spectacular rooftop views.