It was the largest trade fair presence of 2022 so far for Richard Brink GmbH & Co. KG. As a leading international trade fair and key industry meeting point, the GaLaBau 2022 was a firm fixture in the metal products manufacturer’s calendar. Weeks of time and effort went into planning and designing booth 4-517 in Hall 4. Time and effort that ultimately paid off: the planted exhibition space expertly showcased the company’s product portfolio, including channels and gratings alongside planting systems, while placing the spotlight on this year’s product highlights.
Such highlights included, first and foremost, the Adam and Eva living walls. The latter facilitates vertical planting in even the smallest of spaces, both indoors and outdoors. Every wall panel has sufficient space for up to 20 plants, accommodating a total of 200 plants in the taller version. The openings themselves have a diameter of 84mm and therefore correspond to the standard root ball dimensions for potted plants measuring 9cm. Depending on the weight of the planting soil, the vertical garden can be free-standing or installed with floor anchors in preparation for an additional concrete base. The panels are insulated to protect against frost and heat. The insulation can be easily drilled through for planting.
The Adam living wall provides a solution for large-scale façade planting on new and existing buildings and was even used to completely cover the side wall of Richard Brink’s exhibition booth with a variety of plants. Its modular construction consists of a substructure made from hot-dip galvanised sheet steel with a top-hat rail from which the Adam plant cassettes are suspended. At the same time, enough space remains between the façade and the planting system to keep the outside of the building well ventilated. In the standard version, the cassettes made from 2mm-thick aluminium are 1,000mm wide by 500mm high and can hold up to 18 plants. On request, however, the metal products manufacturer is also happy to make the cassettes to measure. In terms of finish, customers can choose from powder coatings in all RAL and DB colours. Commercially available drip irrigation hoses are recommended that continuously release water into the sediment and keep the plants hydrated.
Getting down to business at GaLaBau
Beyond the living walls, the team from Richard Brink GmbH & Co. KG advised trade fair visitors on other new products such as the Modular Ventus – a combination of plant box or bench with a glass privacy screen – as well as a wide range of dewatering and drainage systems. The established channels and gratings are just as much a part of these systems as the company’s solutions for special requirements, e.g. the rear-ventilated Stabile Air façade channel, the Subterra branch channel system, the new FerroMax and Rigoletto water collection and infiltration channels or the MiraluxFlex solar substructure with its ancillary mounting system.
These numerous different areas gave the many trade visitors plenty to take in and talk about as they walked through the spacious exhibition booth. “This year’s GaLaBau was an exhibitor’s dream considering the lack of in-person events of late. The halls were well filled throughout the entire event and attracted trade visitors who were clearly happy to engage with the topics and products on display,” concludes Managing Director Stefan Brink.
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