Roof gardens, located on buildings, go some way to restoring to nature an equivalent amount of biodiversity-bearing soil and growing area to the land covered by the building. Like any city garden they can provide much needed green space for people to enjoy.
Additionally, they provide good rooftop insulation, protecting apartments or offices below from the hot sunlight striking the building from above in summer. In winter they keep warmth from escaping from the building below. The layers of moist soil, mulch and plants act to stabilise the building’s temperature despite outside variation.
Designed by Paul Downton, Ecopolis Architects Pty Ltd