AD Round Up: Green Roof Part II

AD Round Up: Green Roof Part II

Sustainability Round Up to end the week. Some really interesting projects may be done using green roof. Here we show you our second part (see the first one here), of previously featured projects with green roof.

California Academy of Sciences / Renzo Piano The building recovers two and mixes it with a whole new structure, which is actually very transparent, connecting it visually with the Golden Park, away from the old conception of dark museums. Shade will be provided by a canopy that goes around the bulding, with solar panels on it. Sustainability was a key aspect of the design (read more…)

Slowtecture M / Shuhei Endo This complex is to serve as an emergency staging area in case of future disaster. Relief operations require a vast space enables assumed / un-assumed activities in case of emergency. In Hyogo Prefecture, it has been prepared for various disasters from the experience of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake (read more…)

Barreiro College of Technology / ARX The building site assigned for the School is located in the outskirts of the city of Barreiro. These are rural territories which were invaded by recent constructions intersecting green-gardens and reed plots. Residence houses are predominant and other functions were not predicted for this area (read more…)

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Museum Liaunig / Querkraft Planted into the site the new museum emerges more like a work of landart. Only a small part of the outstretched museum building is visible. Cut through the hill, the main body of the museum slices through a densely-wooded, steep-sided embankment, providing an unparalleled view over the river drau seventy meters below (read more…)

Sports and Leisure Centre / ACXT The project has been developed within a plan to transform and regenerate the coal-mining area of Asturias, following a deep crisis in a sector that until now had been its main source of wealth: its coal mines. We understood that within this context, the building should have a symbolic, turn-of-the-century appeal (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Green Roof Part II" 27 Nov 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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