Achalm Hotel & Restaurant, Reutlingen

Roof garden with lawn, shrubs and rose bushes
project profile data
Area: ca. 1,500 m²
Construction year: 2014
Architect/Design: Jochen Schmid, Hartmaier & Partner, Reutlingen
Ralph Flum, Hamburg
Landscape architect: Michael Epple, Talheim and Waltraud Pustal, Pfullingen
System build-up: with Elastodrain® EL 202, Floradrain® FD 40-E and Floraset® FS 50
Project report

The Achalm.Hotel complex consists of two utility floors built into the natural slope, an underground parking and a main building with a flat roof. Around 1,500 m² of roof landscape integrate the hotel into the surroundings. Since the new building is located in a nature reserve, the authorities decided to carry out further compensatory measures such as new plantations of trees and the installation of a habitat for the stag beetle. Furthermore, a habitat for bats was provided. Most of the exteriors are located on the garage ceiling. The large garden of the hotel complex was planted on the system build-up “Roof Garden” with Floradrain® FD 40-E. Besides a natural stone paving to linger there is also a spacious lawn area. Furthermore, some rose bushes and grasses adorn the green roof. The roof of the main hotel building was planted extensively.

  • Roof garden with lawn, natural stone paving and parasols
    The parasols are fixed into the ground.
  • Roof garden with lawn, shrubs and a ventilation shaft
    Thanks to the adjacent planting the ventilation shaft serves as design element.
  • Roof garden with natural stone paving and railing
    A guardrail provides safe access to the roof garden.
  • Roof garden with lawn, rose bushes and natural stone paving
    A granite paving – made of used natural stones – was installed at the driveway to the entrance of the hotel.
  • Roof garden with lawn, shrubs and a ventilation shaft
    Inspection chambers ensure safe and constant drainage.
  • Vehicle access to the underground garage
    The system build-up also allows heavy loads as in case of delivery trucks or the fire brigade.
  • A meadow orchard in front of the building
    The roof landscape blends in harmoniously with its surroundings.