The French startup Urban Canopee aims to deploy “islands of freshness” in cities, in the form of autonomous and connected plant structures, easy to transport and maintain.
offers a particularly innovative solution to reduce the deleterious effects of like the and the strong repeatedly in cities. These are intended to restore freshness to the inhabitants while participating in the restoration of the urban. These facilities are intended to improve the quality of life of city dwellers, victims of “.
The idea is to grow climbing plants on flexible and light structures covering large areas in order towherever you can’t plant . These “islands of freshness” are perfect for reducing exposure to and heat in very exposed places, such as large squares. Depending on the type of plant, it takes up to a year for the structure to be full and fulfill its role perfectly.
Connected plant growth
Heat wave: this French start-up plants “islands of freshness” in cities and businesses. Its solutions are both autonomous and connected. They can be installed on mineralized ground, including with car parks or a water network below since there is no digging to install them. Each installation has its own reserve of water and. Thanks to a connected box, which includes a water level, and a pump controller, the plants are fed when they need it. When the reserve is empty, someone simply comes to fill it. Maintenance operations allow the quality to be maintained, two to three times a year, in order to check that the plant is growing well and that no disease has developed.
Present atUrban Canopee has already installed more than 680 plants and 160 in 63 cities, mainly in France, but also in Switzerland and even in Australia. For now, most of Urban Canopee’s clients are municipalities, but the startup also targets companies.