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2018 Top 10 Hot List Category #7: Overstructure Greenroof Plazas: Green Spaces as Social Catalysts

on November 2, 2018 at 2:00 am under , , ,

Top 10 Hot List, 10 Categories, 10 Week Countdown

Take a look at installation number four in my 10-part series counting down our yearly “Greenroofs.com Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design” by category.

We inaugurated the “Top 10 Hot List” in 2007, and 2018 is packed with some very cool, awesome, and stunning projects located across six continents.

#7: Overstructure Greenroof Plazas

I presented my fast-paced and always fun whirlwind tour across the world of living architecture in New York in September at 2018 CitiesAlive.  In order to try and keep to my 30-minute maximum presentation time, I removed several projects and slides, but I’m going to show them all here in this series.

Are you ready to be dazzled and inspired by some of the latest and greatest living architecture projects from across the global greenroof and greenwall industry?

I’ve already shown #10, 9, and 8 – here’s the next one:

2018 Top 10 Hot List Category #7: Overstructure Greenroof Plazas:

Green spaces as social catalysts

#7: Overstructure Greenroof Plazas
These highly intensive community space greenroofs are hiding in plain sight!

 

Pennsylvania State Capitol East Wing Plaza

#7: Overstructure Greenroof Plazas

#7: Overstructure Greenroof Plazas

#7: Overstructure Greenroof Plazas

#7: Overstructure Greenroof Plazas

The state of Pennsylvania brought life back to its classical governmental plaza, cooled down the paved areas, and created colorful vegetated spaces for all to enjoy with its new East Wing Plaza renovation!

 

Al-Shaeed Park

#7: Overstructure Greenroof Plazas

#7: Overstructure Greenroof Plazas

#7: Overstructure Greenroof Plazas

#7: Overstructure Greenroof Plazas

What a great example of honoring heroes, implementing green infrastructure on a massive scale, and being able to accommodate thousands of visitors and citizens to a very green oasis in the desert city!

 

Dorrian Green Park & Garage

#7: Overstructure Greenroof Plazas

#7: Overstructure Greenroof Plazas

#7: Overstructure Greenroof Plazas

#7: Overstructure Greenroof Plazas

Named after a beloved public servant dedicated to the residents of Columbus for 52 years, Hugh J. Dorrian, this cultural institution has created public greenspace with its at-grade greenroof which benefits the community and brings a bit of nature back to the city!

 

Next Week: #6: Controlled Environment Agriculture 365 Days a Year

That’s it for this week.  I hope you enjoyed category #7.  Read Greenroofs.com’s 2018 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design Press Release to learn about all 10 categories.

Join me next week where I’ll present 2018 Top 10 Hot List category #6: Controlled Environment Agriculture 365 Days a Year: Vertical Soil-free Farming.

Please do send me suggestions for next year’s Top 10 at [email protected]

 

Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall ~ Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP

 

2018 Top 10 Hot List Categories So Far:
#8: Sponge Infrastructure: Rebuilding Water Edge Development for Climate Change Resiliency
#9: Eco-Bling to Welcome & Inform
#10: Client Specific ‘Boutique’ Greenroofs & Greenwalls

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