Wing critters in the Cardiff Bay area of Cardiff, Wales, you’re in luck ….
Animal Wall, a Gitta Gschwendtner-designed piece of real estate with 1,000 “units” for birds and bats has been built alongside the southwestern edge of a proper “human” housing development at Century Wharf that also boasts 1,000 residential units. Four different apartment sizes (well, nesting boxes) are available on the 50-meter long wall to accommodate birds and bats of different sizes and species. The nesting boxes are made from woodcrete, a wood/concrete mixture, and an ecologist assisted in their design.
Animal Wall was built to serve as a buffer between the new development and a riverside pathway and to also counteract the decline of wildlife that has been triggered by rapid development in Cardiff Bay.
Following the decline of the natural habitat in Cardiff Bay over recent years, I was very interested in exploring ways to introduce nesting places in my artwork for Century Wharf. I have loved the opportunity to match the number of flats created in the housing development with the number of bird and bat boxes in my design for the Animal Wall.
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