• Pitched green roof
  • Mediterranean roof garden
  • Roof garden in the city
  • Pitched green roof

A roof can play a decisive role in the water management of a building, an entire urban district and a city itself provided it is specifically used for its water retention capacity. Temporary water retention on a roof is effective for absorbing heavy rainwater and draining it in a controlled manner and in so doing preventing flooding and the sewerage system from becoming overwhelmed. Additional water storage on a roof is useful for vegetation too, which absorbs and evaporates the available water. As a result, the vegetation becomes more species rich and the surrounding area is cooled.

The system build-up “Steep Pitched Green Roof”, based on the ZinCo Georaster® elements, enables the installation of green roofs with slopes exceeding 20° and up to 35°

Furniture factory in the Norwegian woods

Yet again, thinking outside the box has produced a new reality the like of which has never been seen before. Visionary architects, the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), are no strangers to this. BIG has designed the most environmentally friendly and transparent furniture factory in the world for furniture manufacturers, Vestre AS, that is at the same time a tourist destination and an experience centre for all visitors. That is truly unique!

Roof garden of Porxos d’en Xifré, Spain 

High above the busy dockland area of Barcelona, a seemingly wild roof garden graces the historic building complex of Porxos d’en Xifré.

The 27th United Nations Climate Change conference (COP27) with representatives of more than 190 nations is being held from 6 November until 18 November 2022 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

The countries are struggling for a concrete realisation of the pledged climate protection goals, above all the limitation of the global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Not only representatives of the countries do attend, also climate protection organisations and journalists are there. About 30.000 people are expected to attend the two-week conference.



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