Don’t Miss the 2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit Ending on December 31!

December 14, 2017 at 3:40 pm

Greenroofs.com’s 4th biennial web-based Virtual Summit is ending on December 31, 2017 ~ why not spend some of your down time during the holidays catching up with some of our industry’s most valued and interesting greenroof and greenwall colleagues?

2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Ending on December 31

The 2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit Comes to a Close Soon

If you haven’t registered yet for the 2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture, now’s the time!

Presented by Greenroofs.com, our Virtual Summits only take place every other year.  Held completely online, these marquee innovation events run on demand with live social media events – and for 2017, our Virtual Summit comes to a close on December 31, 2017.

Special Discounted Pricing Through the End of the Year

Register through December 31, 2017 at the 50% off discounted rate of only $25:

2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Ending on December 31

The Virtual Summit Mission

The Mission of the 2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture is to inform, share, and create a global social media experience online for learning and networking via the power of the Internet.

In addition to increasing awareness of our living architecture market and industry, the Virtual Summit 2017 is an interactive platform for idea interchange through a combination of environmentally forward videos from keynote speakers, individual & collaborative offerings, and expert panel sessions along with social media happenings.

2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Ending on December 31

Highlighting Excellence and Lessons Learned in Green Living Architecture

Come watch a host of fellow influencers from around the world: 40 presenters from Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Iran, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, UK, and the U.S.

Experience some of the latest projects and developments in vegetated building envelopes worldwide, and learn about avant-garde architects, landscape architects, designers, educators, and leaders of government who have captured the essence of living with nature.

Our 2017 Renowned Keynotes:

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  • Trailblazing green architect, graphic and industrial designer Emilio Ambasz, designer of the ACROS Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall in Japan and the Veneto Eye Bank Foundation in Venice, among numerous others;
  • Noted botanist and researcher Patrick Blanc, PhD, inventor of the Vertical Garden, or Le Mur Végétal, whose over 250 biodiverse designs include the One Central Park in Sydney and the Quai Branly Museum in Paris;
  • Educational, affordable local food systems, and workforce development innovator Stephen Ritz, responsible for the new National Health, Wellness and Learning Center at CS 55 in South Bronx and founder of the Green Bronx Machine;
  • Industry leader Joanne Rodriguez, CSI, CDT, LEED AP, with two decades of experience working within the building products and construction communities, with an emphasis on sustainable building impacts and high performance building envelope assemblies.

Round #1 Speakers

Watch and learn from our 4 awesome Keynotes and 27 esteemed Speakers from Round #1 who explore current trends in living architecture, classroom food literacy, certified student workforce training, sustainable stormwater design, rooftop urban ag and more, from the micro-scale of dwellings to the macro-scale of cities.

2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Ending on December 31

Round #2 Speakers

…PLUS our 10 brand new Short Videos (under 10 minutes) from 9 new colleagues, firms, and organizations from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden, The Netherlands, and the U.S.:

2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Ending on December 31

See the entire Agenda to learn more about each video check out all of our 40 wonderful Speakers and their widely varied 36 talks – short, medium, and long!

2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Ending on December 31

Industry Support

Additionally, we must thank our Sponsors, Exhibitors, and living architecture/green infrastructure Organization Partners who have supported our work in 2017:

2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Ending on December 31
See What the Rest of Us Are Doing and Support Our Work

Come and hear perspectives from a truly diverse and wide range of professionals – at your leisure, but only for the next two and a half weeks! If you haven’t joined us yet, take advantage of the 50% off special registration rate now through the end of year.

Support our work, learn about new projects, happenings, and people – and connect with your fellow green infrastructure colleagues from across the planet.

By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher & Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit Host

Register now and join us online for our 2017 Virtual Summit through December, 2017!2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Ending on December 31

2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit Round #2 is Open with Special Discounted Pricing!

October 16, 2017 at 5:42 pm

2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Round #2 Special Pricing

The 2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit Round #2

If you haven’t registered yet for the 2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture, Round #2 is now open – and the time is now! Highlighting excellence and lessons learned in green living architecture, the 4th biennial web-based Virtual Summit is the living architecture industry’s marquee innovation event that only takes place every other year.

Presented by Greenroofs.com, the 2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit runs on demand with live social media events through December 31, 2017.

Special Discounted Pricing Through the End of the Year

Register through December 31, 2017 at the 50% off discounted rate of only $25:

2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Round #2 Special Pricing

Round #1 Speakers

Watch and learn from our 4 awesome Keynotes and 27 esteemed Speakers from Round #1…

2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Round #2 Special Pricing

L to R: Emilio Ambasz; Patrick Blanc; Stephen Ritz; and Joanne Rodriguez

2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Round #2 Special Pricing

Round #2 Speakers

…PLUS our 10 brand new Short Videos (under 10 minutes) from 9 new colleagues, firms, and organizations from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden, The Netherlands, and the U.S.:

2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Round #2 Special Pricing

An International Line-Up

Now we have 16 countries across 5 continents represented from Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Europe, North America, and South America.  Come and hear perspectives from a truly diverse and wide range of professionals – at your leisure.

See the entire Agenda to learn more about each video check out all of our 40 wonderful Speakers and their 36 talks – short, medium, and long!

Industry Support

Additionally, we must thank our Sponsors, Exhibitors, and living architecture/green infrastructure Organization Partners who support our work:

2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Round #2 Special Pricing
Learn, Network, and Support Our Work

If you haven’t joined us yet, take advantage of the 50% off special registration rate now through the end of year.

Support our work, learn about new projects, happenings, and people, and connect with your fellow green infrastructure colleagues from across the planet.

By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher & Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit Host

Register now and join us online for our 2017 Virtual Summit through December, 2017!2017 Greenroofs Walls World Virtual Summit Round #2 Special Pricing

Project of the Week for October 17, 2016: Parque Bicentenario Bogotá

October 17, 2016 at 7:00 am

Project of the Week Parque Bicentenario Bogotá Colombia

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 10/17/16

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Parque Bicentenario Bogotá
Bogotá, Colombia
49,514 sf Greenroof & 4,306 sf Greenwalls

Project of the Week Description & Details: Greenroof and Greenwalls

Founded in 1910, the Parque de la Independencia (Independence Park) was one of the oldest urban parks of Bogotá, but in the last few decades had started a general decline due to neglect and vandalism. In 2005 great interest sparked revitalization and creation of a space that could connect the park back to the city, making the city center a cultural hub. Designed by architect Giancarlo Mazzanti, the public space now connects the former park with the main pedestrian street that links to the main downtown plaza. But the morphology of the park and its social, urban, and natural interconnections brought about serious controversies, paralyzing construction for several years. Finally, the Parque Bicentenario was inaugurated in September, 2016.

Project of the Week Parque Bicentenario Bogotá Colombia

Project of the Week Parque Bicentenario Bogotá Colombia

Parque Bicentenario is a reinforced concrete “bridge” that adapts to the topography of the terrain. To transform this bridge into a green public space of 4600 m2, a series of extensive and intensive green roofs were designed resulting in eight small vegetated squares, with landscape design and installation by Helecho® Ingecontrol. A wide variety of native and adapted plants were selected by the Botanical Garden of Bogotá. The greenroof encompasses 41,000 plants and about 12,000 plants on three living walls located on two vehicular passages which are highly visible. Inspired by pre-Colombian glyphs, the greenwalls were designed with a modular system from Ecotelhado which uses 16 modules per square meter, with a total density of 30 plants per square meter. The local civic association is co-responsible for Parque Bicentenario’s administration and care, and so far the park has been well-received and used for art fairs, musical performances, as well as casual relaxation. The Parque Bicentenario is challenging Bogotá and its dwellers to adopt, enjoy, and take care of this new invigorated and clean space, and in doing so shall create a safe public park for residents to cherish for years to come.

Project of the Week Parque Bicentenario Bogotá Colombia

Project of the Week Parque Bicentenario Bogotá Colombia

Year: 2016
Owner: City of Bogotá
Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Building Type: Park
Greenroof Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 49514 sq.ft.
Slope: 1- 4%
Greenwall Type: Living Wall
System:
Custom
Size: 
4306 sq.ft.
Slope:
100%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public
Submitted by: Helecho Ecotelhado

Project of the Week Parque Bicentenario Bogotá Colombia

Project of the Week Parque Bicentenario Bogotá Colombia

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Giancarlo Mazzanti, Grupo Mazzanti
Construction: Instituto Desarrollo Urbano de Bogotá IDU
Contractor: Constructora Bogotá Confase-Odinsa
Landscape Design: Helecho® Ingecontrol
Green Infrastructure Installation: Helecho® Ingecontrol
Greenroof System: Layer System Helecho, Helecho® Ingecontrol
Greenroof Waterproofing: PVC, Danosa
Drainage System: Danodren, Danosa
Growing Media: Helecho®
Plant Selection: Botanical Garden of Bogotá
Greenwall System: Modular System Canguru®, Ecotelhado

Project of the Week Parque Bicentenario Bogotá Colombia

Project of the Week Parque Bicentenario Bogotá Colombia

View the PROJECT PROFILES: Greenroof and Greenwalls to see ALL of the Photos and Additional Information about this particular project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

Project of the Week Parque Bicentenario Bogotá Colombia

Project of the Week Video Feature

Watch the Parque Bicentenario Bogotá Project of the Week Video below or see it on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube:

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof (or Wall)!

By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher

Congrats to the Winners of THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards from the WGIC 2016!

October 12, 2016 at 4:52 pm

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

I was honored to be a judge for the inaugural THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards, and I’m pleased to congratulate the winners and acknowledge everyone who participated!

Organized by the Colombian Network of Green Infrastructure RECIVE (Red Colombiana de Infraestructura Vegetada), World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN), and partner universities, winners will be celebrated at the upcoming World Green Infrastructure Congress (WGIC) 2016 on October 19 -21 in Bogotá.

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

We had 32 awesome projects in four tracks and two categories submitted from across the globe, with 12 entries in the Global category and 20 in the Latin America category.  The entries were extremely professional in detail and presentation, and I have to say in most cases it was very difficult for me to rate one higher than another.  And I’m sure that same held true for the other judges.

Winners of THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards 2016:

1ST Place. Design Track. Global Category:

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

1ST Place. Design Track.  Latin America Category:

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

1ST Place. Research & Innovation Track. Senior Students. Global.  Country:  U.S.A.:

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

1ST Place. Research & Innovation Track. Senior Students. Latin America:

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

1ST Place. Design Track. Junior Students:

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

1ST Place. Environment Track.  Global Category:

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

1ST Place. Environment Track.  Latin America Category:

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

1ST Place. Community Track.  Latin America Category:

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

1ST Place. Research & Innovation Track.  Latin America Category:

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

1ST Place. Research & Innovation Track. Senior Students:

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

Congratulations to the 2nd Place Winners of THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards 2016:

Design GLOBAL CATEGORY: LABAU Bioclimatic Architecture and Urban Agriculture Laboratory by Sicilia y Asociados Arquitectura, Spain;
Design LATIN AMERICA CATEGORY: Jardín pulmón Lineal Cubiertas estaciones TroleBus Quito by Santiago Jacome, Ecuador;
Environment GLOBAL CATEGORY: Amy’s Restaurant by SYMBIOS, U.S.A.
Environment LATIN AMERICA CATEGORY: Santalaia by Exacta Proyecto Total, Colombia;
COMMUNITY LATIN AMERICA CATEGORY: Mercado Ecológico Solidario de la provincia del Sumapaz by Asopromes, Colombia

THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards 2016 Ceremony will be held on October 20.  It’s impossible in terms of space to highlight more of the winners’ work plus everyone else, but you can see ALL of the information for the 32 submissions in THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards Booklet below:

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

Click to download THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards Booklet.

It’s certainly not too late to join us in the bustling and safe metropolis of Bogotá where RECIVE and WGIN will welcome you to great infrastructure projects, warm people, economic opportunities, and the cultural richness of one of the leading hubs in Latin America.

And, if you read the recent post about the WGIC 2016 from Andrés Ibáñez (founder of the WGIC2016 Organizing Committee, founder and director of the technical and scientific committee RECIVE), you’ll be familiar with the following reasons to join us – one of my favorites is the last one!

10 Reasons to Come to Colombia and Bogotá:

  • Colombia is the most biodiverse country per square meter.
  • Colombia is the second largest Spanish speaking country in the world.
  • Bogotá’s got the perfect weather all year round.
  • Bogotá’s got the fastest growing market of green infrastructure in Latin America.
  • Colombia is one of the CIVETS (Countries with an economic prospect after BRICS).
  • Colombian culture captures the best from Europe, Africa and America.
  • Bogotá is one of the C40 Sustainable cities.
  • Bogota’s surroundings have the largest Paramo ecosystems in the world (unique highlands in the tropics).
  • The Congress will take place in Connecta, a redevelopment with green buildings and landscapes.
  • Everyone in Colombia knows how to dance!
colombia-dance

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

Register Here

Book Discounted Flights and Accommodations:

Register for the Congress to find great deals in accommodation and flights.  Upon registration, e-mail the travel agency CONTACTOS for a promotional code to book discounted flights with AVIANCA.  CONTACTOS will also help you process discounted accommodation at A-LOFT, the official hotel located steps away from the Congress venue.  Tell CONTACTOS about your travel plans in Bogotá and other towns in Colombia for a seamless visiting experience.  Contact: congresosbogota@contactos.com.co.

More World Green Infrastructure Congress 2016 Info:

Read the 34-page brochure “Bogotá: The Next Green City” which includes Milestones of Green Infrastructure, Colombia: The Rebirth of a Country, Colombia is Magical RealismTop 10 Places to Visit in Bogotá – plus much more information.

Visit the Congress website http://www.wgicbogota2016.com/ to learn all about the WGIC 2016, and for all questions, contact Andrés Ibáñez at:

andres.ibanez@recive.org and info@recive.org
Phone: +57 1 6916757 and +57 3185380706
Fax: +57 1 218157

Winners THE-NEXT-GREEN Awards WGIC 2016 Bogota

If you go, on Thursday, October 20 I’ll be presenting my “Top 10 Green Infrastructure Eco-Agents in a Climate Changing World” before the Awards Ceremony – see the complete Agenda.

Hopefully we’ll see you in beautiful and green Bogotá next week!

By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher