“Green roofs sprout toward the horizon in Stuttgart, Germany, where since 1989 municipal regulations have required all new, flat-roof buildings to have them. Steven W. Peck, founder of the Canada-based industry association Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, says ‘all you have to do is climb a tall building in Germany, and you’re going to see green roofs all over the place.’”
Photograph by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, National Geographic
“Located adjacent to the Hofgarten, Düsseldorf’s central park, the Kö-Bogen will help create a larger and more continuous open green space that runs from the city center out to the park and the Rhine. The green roof will help connect the building with the beautiful historical parks surrounding the downtown area, while reducing rainwater runoff and helping to significantly reduce heating and cooling costs.”
Green roofs on North German Bank (NordLB), Hanover, Germany
“Weilburg, Germany is tearing down an unsightly parking structure and replacing it with a mixed-use project of homes and shops underneath green terraces that complement the city’s historic castle gardens.”
green roofs in Suttgart, Germany
Green roof on the Art and Exhibition Hall in Bonn, Germany.
Hundertwasser’s Waldspirale in Darmstadt, Germany