Life on roofs – recreation, sports and fun

Life on roofs – recreation, sports and fun – This is the main theme of the current issue of Green Roof News 1 – 2014 and we’ll be showcasing the manifold usage possibilities with examples from Singapore, Istanbul, Berlin and Copenhagen. Ski slopes, golf courses, swimming pools or playgrounds on roofs – all of these examples follow the tradition of the Swiss-French architectural theorist Le Corbusier by making roof gardens preferred gathering places on buildings.

If we change the colour from green to white: There have been many discussions about white roofs to respond to the challenges of climate change and the urban heat island effect. Let us take a look on a scientific study and the results to be prepared for further debates. For the first time you will find a research review of the year 2013 with selected articles from the international pool of publications.

Apart from that, we will put a spotlight on the causes for the Riga supermarket roof collapse. And we will present Green Roof projects from different countries and feature some interesting green building events.

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