Thursday, April 6, 2017

Great Green Roof Netherlands!

We know the Dutch love bikes, and the benefits they bring to both rider and environment.  We also know (and love!) green roofs.  Leave it to the Dutch to put the two together.
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In a recent article from, the city of Utrecht has built a bike path that crosses the Amsterdam-Rhine canal.  Additionally, this winding and purposeful path.

From the article:  "The bridge itself is approximately 360 feet and connects the old part of Utrecht with the new district Leidsche Rijn... The path leads through the green roof of a local Montessori school."

The project was designed by NEXT Architects, and opened April 3rd, 2017.  They even have a nifty animation! 

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