Shop & Trade Office Building, Athens

Roof garden with ornamental grasses
project profile data
Area: 1,000 m²
Construction Year: 2009
Architect/Design: Maria Kokkinou & Andresas Kourkoulas, Athens
Landscape Architect: H. Pangalou & Associates, Athens
System Build-up: with Floradrain® FD 25-E, Floradrain®  FD 60 and Georaster®

The two four-storey buildings forming an “L” accommodate the clothing import and sales company “Shop & Trade” as well as a supermarket with an underground car park. The shells of the two buildings are meant to resemble a fabric folded in pleats. The centre of the complex is the roof garden, situated on the underground garage. In order to emphasize the open airy character of the building, grasses were planted, which are now swaying in the breeze. Between the single rows of plants benches and trees in planters are situated. The elaborately designed terrace was real-ized with the system build-up “Roof Garden” based on the proven Floradrain® FD 60. Due to the hot and dry climate an additional irrigation system in the form of dripper lines has been installed within the planting beds.

  • Bird's eye view onto a roof garden with ornamental grasses
    The elaborately designed terrace roof garden is situated on the underground garage.
  • Roof garden with ornamental grasses, planters and paved areas
    In order to emphasize the open airy character of the building, grasses were planted.
  • Bird's eye view onto a roof garden with ornamental grasses, planters and paved areas
    Between the single rows of plants benches and trees in planters are situated.
  • Pitched green roof with ornamental grasses and stairs up to the rooftop
    In the pitched roof area Georaster®-elements have been applied to hold the substrate.
  • Pitched green roof with railing and stairs
    Railings provide safety when entering the roof.
  • View from the conference room onto the pitched green roof
    From the office complex on the ground floor one has a spectacular view on the pitched green roof.