Jungle in the hallway creates new place to study
Spider plants are growing in the walls at Monroe Community College.
Monday, March 7, 2011 - 17:34
Photo: Katherine Bailey
I like to get to Monroe Community College early before my first class just so I can sit in the newly renovated atrium, which is LEED Silver certified. The sky lights above the study area allow natural light to pour in and reflect off of the white hallways.
I feel like I can concentrate better knowing that one of my classes meets in the same building where there are now green walls. I had heard of green walls, but never actually saw them up close and personal, until now — at my college. They are amazing. They have this neat automatic watering system that drizzles water down the wall, so as students walk up and down the stairs, it looks like a mini waterfall.
It is incredible how small changes like adding plants to a wall and utilizing natural light can really change the atmosphere of a hallway. For one thing, the air smells like fresh air, compared to some MCC buildings I have walked through. It's like bringing the great outdoors inside for all to enjoy.
You might also like: