City construction usually means two things: ugly scaffolding and a lot of noise. To solve both problems, a Swedish company specializing in greenery partnered with a British architectural firm. Together the two companies created a vertical garden known as a “living wall” at a construction site in London, England.

The firms covered traditional scaffolding with grasses, strawberry plants, and wildflowers. Not only does the vegetation look nice, it may also help absorb noise and air pollution. The living wall has been outfitted with sensors to collect data about its impact on noise and local air quality. If it proves successful, similar walls may start popping up at other construction sites.