Green roofs and walls are fitted to public buildings, including the Casa nel Parco community centre, social housing, schools (see above photo) and other buildings - chosen with the help of citizens within the Turin Living Lab.
Green walls and roofs
Green roofs and vertical gardens improve a building’s insulation, reduce storm water run-off, capture CO2, filter pollutants, and increase biodiversity. This all leads to reduced energy consumption and increased urban resilience. Available technology is advanced but the challenge is to increase uptake by integrating it into local urban policies.
The former Sljeme meat-processing factory is to be fully revamped into a business innovation centre with a 700m2 green roof (150m2 of solar panels) and 300m2 of green walls. There is also potential to replicate this on other factory buildings at the same site.
For an introduction to the history of green walls and roofs to the present day watch the below video by Ali Abdul Malik & Clara Rendón (RWTH Institute of Landscape Architecture).
Green roofs and walls will be created on public buildings in the city, making them more pleasant and energy efficient.
Zenica has plans to implement green walls and roofs in the city to provide shelter, insulation and help with air quality issues.