The latest press releases

Making good use of underground car parks

What is it like to live in a densely populated area with high road traffic volumes? How do people find parking between the apartment blocks, shopping malls or near work? The ideal situation is where cars are hidden away in underground car parks and flowers and trees are allowed to grow on the exact same spot, and benches, pergolas or playgrounds beckon people to linger a while.

We too have reacted to the current situation and have limited all direct/personal contact to and from the outside world to the absolute minimum necessary. All seminars and events have been cancelled until further notice. We very much appreciate your cooperation here! In-house we have adapted and optimised all work processes in line with the relevant recommendations and requirements. Our aim is to ensure that despite the precarious situation we find ourselves in we can continue to be available in order to address your questions and concerns and to provide you with solutions. We can still be reached through the normal channels (telephone, email, Facebook …) and will be very happy to address your queries, concerns and problems.

Versatile and extremely flexible

When properly tailored to suit the building, solar energy systems on roofs have huge potential. Today’s systems are perfectly designed for minimum installation effort and maximum yield from operation. It is for this very reason that photovoltaic systems, in particular, are used increasingly in combination with green roofs, as the latter produce considerable synergy effects thanks to their superimposed load and low ambient temperature.

Amager Resource Centre Copenhagen, Denmark

In Copenhagen, an audacious vision for the design of a waste-to-energy plant has become a reality in a highly impressive manner. Since opening at the start of October 2019, the impressive Amager Resource Centre, with its approx. 16,000 m² of roof area, has provided any amount of skiing fun with its four ski lifts. It has various trails for hikers and steps for those who want to walk up the Amager Bakke (mountain) or Copenhill, as the 87 m high “new local mountain” is called.

World Congress of Building Green
September 28th – 30th, 2021 in Berlin

The World Congress of Building Greening 2021 in Berlin is a multi-day event concerning the greening of buildings (greening of roofs, façades and indoor areas) with the associated accompanying topics (e. g. urban climate, rainwater management, sustainability). At the end of the congress, there is the possibility to participate in excursions to special green roofs and façades in Berlin.

The congress will be organised by Bundesverband GebäudeGrün e.V. (BuGG) with the support WGIN an EFB.

Soho House Amsterdam with “Stormwater Management Roof”

Relaxing on a lounger, bathing in the pool with a 360° panoramic view of Amsterdam or simply having a cool drink at the bar? The exclusive design of the roof garden at Soho House Amsterdam provides 900 m² of luxury at a lofty height and in addition to that, makes a valuable contribution to ecology and sustainability.

Residential development Noltemeyer Hoefe in Braunschweig

In matters of ecology and sustainability, designers and architects are likely to pay increasing attention to roofs. The huge potential here is illustrated by the residential development, Noltemeyer Hoefe in Braunschweig, with its 5,780 m² of green areas, terraces, pathways and driveways, where cars are parked out of sight in the underground garage. The key feature is that the system build-up “Stormwater Management Roof” can store large volumes of rainwater and release them again at pre-set times.

The 5-star luxury GD Victoria Hotel by the Grupo Fedola on the Costa Adeje is in one of the most prestigious tourist regions of Tenerife and is spectacularly impressive with its 1000 m² of steep pitched green roof – among the steepest of its kind in Europe. Colourful, droughtresistant flowering plants rise up on both sides of the building and along all seven storeys. As this project is having such an impact on the entire green roof world far beyond the Canary Islands, it has received the “Green Roof Influencer” award.

No other construction concept creates quite the same diversity of benefits for buildings, people and the environment as the green roof. The contribution of these roofs to sustainable building in the 21st century, not to mention their variety of uses, is simply incalculable.

New Run-off Limiter sets for Stormwater Management Roofs

Stormwater Management Roofs are not some futuristic vision but an indispensable part of urban planning for the future. A Stormwater Management Roof stores large volumes of rainwater and releases it with a time delay into the sewer system. It is a tried and tested way of reducing the risk of flooding in times when heavy rain events are on the increase.