Marika Shiori Clark

Architect Marika Shiori-Clark's Living Wall Bursts With Life for Cleveland's Hingetown Neighborhood

Florafelt Vertical Garden by Architect Marika-Shiori Clark for Cleveland's Hingetown Neighborhood.

Hingetown is coming to life with Cleveland's largest living wall taking center stage. Architect Marika Shiroi-Clark envisioned this neighborhood's transformation by developing core buildings to build vibrant public spaces to the once-desolate neighborhood. The vertical garden creates an iconic destination that softens the once industrial area.

Florafelt Vertical Garden by Architect Marika-Shiori Clark for Cleveland's Hingetown Neighborhood.
Florafelt Vertical Garden by Architect Marika-Shiori Clark for Cleveland's Hingetown Neighborhood.

Marika made the green wall experience using Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters with the help from public watershed incentives and community volunteers. The Florafelt system is easy and affordable enough for everyone to get involved. The ongoing love and care the wall receives makes it the beauty it is today.

Florafelt Vertical Garden by Architect Marika-Shiori Clark for Cleveland's Hingetown Neighborhood.
Florafelt Vertical Garden by Architect Marika-Shiori Clark for Cleveland's Hingetown Neighborhood.
Florafelt Vertical Garden by Architect Marika-Shiori Clark for Cleveland's Hingetown Neighborhood.
Florafelt Vertical Garden by Architect Marika-Shiori Clark for Cleveland's Hingetown Neighborhood.

See how it was constructed here: Urban Renewal Grows in Cleveland

Urban Renewal Grows in Cleveland

Architect Marika Shioiri-Clark revitalizes a neighborhood by working with the community to construct Cleveland's largest living wall using the Florafelt System.

Watch extended interviews with the architect and neighbors.

Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters were mounted to horizontal lumber supports bolted to the brick facade.

Architect Marika Shioiri-Clark. Hingetown Cleveland Living Wall. Florafelt Vertical Garden System.

Architect Marika Shioiri-Clark and a group of dedicated community volunteers bring the head-turning beauty of living walls to Cleveland's up-and-coming Hingetown district.

Community Volunteers. Hingetown Cleveland Living Wall. Florafelt Vertical Garden System.
Community Volunteers. Hingetown Cleveland Living Wall. Florafelt Vertical Garden System.
Community Volunteers. Hingetown Cleveland Living Wall. Florafelt Vertical Garden System.
Community Volunteers. Hingetown Cleveland Living Wall. Florafelt Vertical Garden System.

A wide variety of sedums and hearty grasses will grow into a seamless cliffside of cascading foliage.

Architect Marika Shioiri-Clark. Hingetown Cleveland Living Wall. Florafelt Vertical Garden System.

Reclaimed water from rooftop rain runoff will irrigate the vertical garden for an exciting, eye-catching and ecological icon in an area flourishing from urban renewal.

Architect Marika Shioiri-Clark. Hingetown Cleveland Living Wall. Florafelt Vertical Garden System.

Architect Marika Shioiri-Clark. Hingetown Cleveland Living Wall. Florafelt Vertical Garden System.