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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Green Roofs Enhance the Natural Beauty in Georgia

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Recent unfortunate events in the Republic of Georgia can't take away from the natural beauty found in the Meskheti Mountain Range.  Full of lush forests, clean air, and a moderate climate, no better spot for a resort could be found.  The only thing to improve the site and its natural beauty is the presence of green roofs.

Henning Larsen Architects, in collaboration with consulting engineers Buro Happold, won an international competition for this stunning new resort.  Located in the Georgian town of Abastumani, near the southern slope of the Meskheti Range at the entrance to the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, this 200-room hotel, conference center, and spa, will feature terraced green roofs, allowing the facility to seamlessly blend into the landscape.

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I found this story in World Architecture News, which I receive as a weekly newsletter.  I mention this to note the continued, upward trend in the use of green roofs on commercial spaces.

While having a green roof on a spa near a national park doesn't require much imagination, it does take a conscious effort to use green roofs in a design.  While major cities such as London, Chicago, and Mexico City are leaders in commercial green roofs, it is good to see their use spread through greater parts of the world.

Perhaps the rest of the world can see the both the aesthetic and practical value of green roofs and start putting them on houses, as the Swiss and Germans have done.

12 comments:

Roofing Contractor said...

I see green roofing as becoming extremely popular. It may not appear that way now because the planning to implementation stage takes years in many cases.

Eleri said...

This is a great post and its great that people are recognizing the positive effects of green roofing. I wish the U.S. was more aware of it.

Dustin said...

I think that all new buildings should be built with green roofs, there's not a real argument against it, especially in the city.

Blue Moose said...

hopefully the engineering of light weight soil will continue and become more affordable so that this kind of thing can grow here in the US.

Slonek Air Conditioning said...

Green roofs are very good as they make the home environment friendly.A little green around can make a lot of difference to the environment.Plant more green to breathe better fresh air.

geos said...

nice post.
Some green roof information also here:
http://www.geosyntheticsworld.com/search/label/Roof%20garden

Marty said...

We've priced out some green roof projects with local contractors and suppliers and, unfortunately, the price is prohibitive for smaller projects. Not sure if it's because of the novelty of green getting top dollar right now. (Doesn't seem like it should be so expensive, imo - some quotes were as high as 10x conventional on commercial bldg.)

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Electric Underfloor Heating UK said...

This is a great post and its great that people are recognizing the positive effects of green roofing. I wish the U.K. was more aware of it.

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DPR said...

It would be great to see more of the smaller roofing companies diversify into and engage with green roofing solutions.