Mitigate the impact of climate change
Unlike conventional green roofs, which use a drainage layer to simply remove rainwater, the 525 sq m blue-green structure retrofitted to Bloc’s flat roof stores rainwater beneath the planted surface where it lands. Advanced passive irrigation components within the attenuation layer draw water up through the structure to the underside of the green roof substrate to support surface planting.
The blue-green roof will help to develop a greater understanding of how new construction and data technologies can help cities and urban developments to mitigate the impact of climate change and population growth, while enhancing biodiversity.
“By introducing integrated natural habitats across the urban landscape, we create healthier, more resilient communities that are highly carbon and energy efficient.”