In no particular order, here are my favorite green roofs from around world.
Green roofs have picked up in popularity over the last 10 years, however, it is a centuries old practice. There’s no doubt that green roofs are the way of the future. We support green roofing efforts by using eco-friendly materials on new installs, spot repairs, and our walkdeck coating services.
Green roofs are not only environmental friendly, but here in Phoenix, AZ, they offer the ability to: reduce cooling cost, increases local wildlife that we have removed from our deserts to build homes, and is a great way to filter rain water. Here are my favorite green roofs from around the globe.
My Picks for the Best Environmental Friendly Roofs
1. The Green Sky Garden Roof
You can find this residential roof on an island near Singapore known as Sentosa. The 50,000 sqft roof is designed to be seen, with its slopes and angles showing off the gardens and shrubbery.
2. Dani Ridge Green Roof
With a private road leading up to this custom home it is the ultimate vacation home. Designed to be part of its surrounding landscape as an area was dug out of the mountain to place the home directly inside of it. Rolling meadows is part of this home’s roof.
3. Green Home in Brussels
Nothing less than a home built for an artist. The exterior vegetation started out with a wall of ivy with a cooper roof, however it is now comprised of hand picked exotic plants. Vertical PVC panels feed all the needed nutrients to the green walls and roof.
4. Nanyang School of Art
What better roof for a art school. This school is located in Singapore and it’s roof is so spectacular that you cant tell were the natural environment ends and the roof begins.
5. OUTrial Home
Surrounded by forest this home could pass for a tree house in the woods. Linking the home to the greenery nearby is done through the curved atrium.
6. California Academy of Sciences
This monumental building required the demolition of other great historic buildings in the Golden Gate Park. Designed to be the home for Exhibition Education, Conservation and Research all under one green roof. The cutting edge structure was developed from green materials and pieces from older demolished buildings. This sets the tone for a structure that shows off its sustainability to thousands of people each week.
7. Mill Valley Green Roof Cabins
Located in the northern forests of California, are the Cabins of Mill Valley. These cabins are designed to serve as homes for art and yoga studios. Designed to blend in with its surroundings, the lower roof is a live garden, which is looked down on from the upper building.
8. Forum Homini
Located in the heart of South Africa designed by Activate Architects
9. Vancouver Convention Center
This living roof isn’t the only substantial and green feature of this convention center. It is also fully equipped with seawater heating and cooling system, a built in water treatment and fish habitat.
10. Hillside Green Roof in California
Designed by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects
Top 10 Extravagant Green Roofs
by: Juan Luis Leon Lopez, Owner of Estrella Roofing in Phoenix, AZ
Here at Estrella Roofing we have always used green environmental friendly roofing materials. Installing a true green roof can range from $15 – $20 per square foot. If you are interested in learning more about green roofing technologies or installation contact me directly at 602-373-4313.