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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.

Fallnet® Safety Railing ASG

A workplace at height on a roof should provide not only a wonderful view but above all safety, as no-one should be able to fall off it.

Everything is fine during the construction phase of the building as the scaffolding provides protection for all works. However, once the scaffolding has been removed, proper fall protection measures have to be implemented for all subsequent works on the roof. Every flat roof has to be accessed for maintenance purposes, even if the roof is only covered in gravel.

Jerusalem – holy city and cradle of three world religions, with deep cultural and historical significance and the highest density of museums per head of population worldwide. The National Campus for the Archaeology of Israel was built in the western part of Jerusalem, in the Givat Ram district between the Israel Museum and the Bible Lands Museum.

The emirate of Kuwait is situated on the Arabian Peninsula in the Persian Gulf. In the capital, Kuwait City, the Al Shaheed Park, 355,000 m² in size, has been developed as a link between the city centre and the outskirts of the city. The work was carried out in two phases to date. This green belt is the most significant infrastructural project in Kuwait and is at the same time, at 55,000 m², the largest green roof project ever undertaken in the Arab world. The complete greening of all underground car park roofs here allowed for the creation of a continuous parkland.

The ZinCo system build-up “Roof Garden” provides a permanently reliable base for the permanent establishment of lawns, perennials and shrubs, and even trees on roof areas. The drainage element Floradrain® FD 60 neo may even be concreted as a sub-structure for driveways or for foundations for play equipment, railings, pergolas and other structures.
Extensive green roofs are easily established on roof pitches provided the special features of the roof are taken into consideration. ZinCo has created technically sound solutions for all kind of pitched roofs up to 35°.
From the paved surface of the underground garage to the wave-shaped glass roof, the Elbphilharmonie is filled with special ideas that mark it out as an architectural masterpiece. Approx. 4300 m² of paving were installed on top of the underground park thanks to the ZinCo system build-up “Driveway with Elastodrain®”.

The new Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) is a symbol of education, culture and sustainability, both for the people of Greece and in the wider international context. This project was awarded LEED Platinum Certification and is the largest construction project in recent Greek history. The buildings house the Greek National Opera (NGO) and the National Library of Greece (NLG) and are literally embedded in the open park that stretches over an area of 17 hectares.