Green living and green buildings in the German city of Dusseldorf prove the sky is the limit when it comes to taking care of our urban environments. Trading tiles for vegetation, green roofs promise both environmental and economic benefits.
Yet Dusseldorf is home to more than 730,000 square meters of greenery above people’s heads.
That’s roughly equivalent to 100 football fields spread over some 1,700 buildings and last year this feat won the city an award from the International Green Roof Association (IGRA).
More than just a rooftop garden, a ‘green roof’ is a different way of approaching architecture, using vegetation supported by waterproof materials instead of conventional construction materials.
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