7 amazing green roof designs

7 amazing green roof designs

Green roofs are not only sustainable, they are also a unique addition to any building. We've collected 7 amazing designs from around the world here.

1. ASLA Headquarters, in Washington, D.C., USA
The ASLA Green Roof project converted an existing 3,000-square-foot roof into an interesting example of green roof technology, supporting an active social space and demonstrating the environmental benefits of green roofs. Imagine chilling here on your lunch break or right after work.

2. School of Art and Design, Singapore
A curving green roof protects a five-story glass building that allows for ample sunlight to shine in and pretty views to look out to. Who wouldn’t want to study in this inspirational space!

3. Delft University of Technology, in Delft, Netherlands
Landscape; meet technology: The library of Delft University is on a sloped plane, extending the grass from the ground to the very edge of the building roof so you can walk on the grass lawn above the building.

4. Nine Houses, Dietikon, Switzerland
This set of nine houses built in 1993 and they were made out of concrete and buried in earth and grass. I don’t know about you but they remind us a little of hobbit houses. Who doesn’t want to live in a hobbit house!

5. OUTrial House, Książenice, Poland
This house was build with the idea to "carve out" a piece of the grass-covered site, move it up and treat it as the roofing to arrange all the required functions underneath. There was even space for space for a small recording studio and a conservatory.

6. Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada
Located on Vancouver’s downtown waterfront with a dramatic mountain backdrop, the award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre offers one of the most beautiful settings in the world. Their green roof is equally epic.

7. DM2 Housing Project, in Porto, Portugal
Part stylish green roof, part car park; this happened in the historic downtown of Porto, where together with the restoration of a building, architects incorporated a patio that has a dual function. The building now has a residential function, and above one of the residential units, a patio space is entirely dedicated to car parking. It is made of triangles of grass and sod, proposing the pattern on the building’s facade.

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