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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sweden's Largest Green Roof

The city of Malmo, Sweden is building a Fair and Exhibition Centre that will have the country's largest green roof.  Erik Giudice Architects created the winning design.  The property will be developed by Midroc Property Development.

 According to World Architecture News, the building is:

"...approximately 19,000 sq m comprises exhibition halls, conference rooms, a restaurant, offices, commercial and support spaces."

The design allows for the addition of an additional 5,000 sq m for mixed use, including housing.  Further, the structure will be accessible by a rail link between Malmo and Copenhagen.
While this project includes a very large green roof, it isn't the only one in Malmo.  According to Green Roof.se, the Augustenborg’s Botanical Roof Garden is 9,500 sq m. It covers several buildings and open to the public.  I highly recommend reviewing the site via the link I posted above, as it is an aggressive and very interesting project.

If you are looking for a city to visit with green roofs, put Malmo on your list!

4 comments:

John Green said...

Imagine if green roofs were on many different buildings, looking at a patchwork of green on top of roofs would be amazing to see. The benefits of these are outstanding especially in very large cities with few parks.

roofer Aledo TX said...

There has been a large push for green roofing over the last few years. As people become more environmentally conscious, they want to reflect their ability to do their part when making decisions for replacing materials around their home. With so many green home products available, it was of no surprise that roof materials followed suit and have been gaining interest ever since.

Ottawa Roofers said...

Nice to see progress all around the world.

plumbing said...

Green roofs can provide a wide range of public and private benefits.