Qatar opens its first eco-friendly mall

Plants in vertical garden produce oxygen equivalent to 15 trees

Qatar's first eco-friendly mall opened on Friday.
Qatar's first eco-friendly mall opened on Friday.

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Customers are to be greeted with a burst of oxygen when they pass through the “vertical garden” in Qatar’s first eco-friendly shopping centre.

Parco mall, which was a joint venture between Dubai’s Parco Group and Doha’s Foodworld Group, opened in Doha on Friday. The mall’s general manager, Moncy Thomas, explained that what made it unique was its “green” focus.

“This is a ‘green mall’ which features a vertical garden and a full size aquarium. The vertical garden has over 2000 tropical plants which are capable of producing oxygen equivalent to 15 trees,” he said.

Having a total area of 100m2, the vertical garden has an automated irrigation, ventilation and lighting system containing over 5000 individual parts. Its estimated air movement is 13,608 litres per hour.

"With its no smoking policy and the vertical garden, Parco Mall is likely to provide a clean and healthy environment for anyone visiting the mall," added Moncy.

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