Porxos d’en Xifré, Barcelona

Roof garden with historical background
project profile data


approx. 1,500 m²

Construction year:


Landscape architect:

MataAlta Studio, Barcelona, Spain


Eix Verd S.L., Barcelona, Spain

System build-up:

“Heather with Lavender” with Floradrain® FD 40-E and Aquafleece

  • Bird's eye view onto a roof garden in the city
    High above the busy dockland area of Barcelona, a seemingly wild roof garden graces the historic building.
  • Roof garden with a pathway
    Recycled crushed clay tiles were used for the roof garden substrate.
  • Mediterranean roof garden
    Meandering pathways lead you across a roof that is purposely designed to be close to nature.
  • Lavender on a rooftop
    Naturally, aromatic lavender grows here too.
  • Roof garden with pathways and seating areas
    The roof garden is accessible to all residents and is an invaluable common meeting area.
  • Wild vegetation on a rooftop
    A local eco system with more than 10,000 plants was created on the roof.