Pakhuis Australië, Amsterdam
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|Area:||ca. 550 m²|
|Architect/Design:||DKV architects, Rotterdam|
|System build-up:||Pitched Green Roof with Georaster®|
This green roof project was part of a renovation of the 19th century warehouses located on the waterfront of “Het IJ” in Amsterdam. The old warehouse “Australië” was integrated into a new residential building and on a portion of this new building the green roof was created. The green roof includes a flat section with trees and lawn and is located approximately 5 meters above ground level. It should be created a connection through a sloped roof surface, which was also to be planted with grass. Installing lawn on the steep area was a challenge since a supply of nutrients and water must be ensured. Therefore, two layers of Georaster® were installed to accommodate more substrate. Later after maintaining the lawn on the steep pitched area turned out to be too costly the lawn was exchanged by a low maintenance ground cover planting.