Villa Maris, West Vancouver

Roof garden with lawn, tree trunk, small pine tree and subtle illumination at dawn
project profile data
Area: 700 m²
Construction year: 2015
Landscape architects: Enns Gauthier Landscape Architects, Vancouver and Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, Vancouver
System build-up: “Roof Garden” with Floradrain® FD 40-E and Floradrain® FD 60
Project report

Villa Maris is an art deco style apartment complex located on the waterfront in West Vancouver British Columbia. The building is over 50 years old and needed a new roof on the lower area visible to the tower residents. It was decided that a landscaped intensive green roof with berms and pine trees representing a dune-like environment would provide the locals and residents a much more visibly appealing feature than a simple membrane roof. The bermed areas were created with foam voiding covered with a Floradrain® FD 40-E build-up. The tree wells were carved into the voiding and had a Floradrain® FD 60 build-up under the root balls. The roof was planted with grasses, perennials and some Sedum.

  • Roof garden with berms, grasses and small pine trees
    The landscaped roof represents a dune-like environment with berms and pine trees.
  • Lawn with tree trunk and walkway
    Tree trunks serve as design elements.
  • Bird's eye view onto areas vegetated with Sedum, lawn and walkways
    The residents can let their eyes wander across a sophisticated roof landscape.
  • Pathway and Sedum plants
    Parts of the roof were planted with Sedum.
  • Walkways with quare-shaped slabs
    Square-shaped slabs form the walkways on the roof surface.
  • Drainage channels on a green roof
    Drainage channels ensure efficient water drain-off.
  • Lawn with illuminated walkyways at dawn
    Subtle illumination along the pathways adds visual interest.