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The 3rd International Green Roof Congress in Hamburg, Germany on May 13-15, 2013

on March 28, 2013 at 10:58 am under ,

Have you thought about attending the 3rd International Green Roof Congress in Hamburg, Germany this May 13-15, 2013?  Aramis and I are.

3rd International Green Roof Congress in Hamburg, GermanyHosted by the International Green Roof Association (IGRA) and the German Roof Gardener Association (DDV), the latest technological developments and new areas of application in the field of Green Roofs will be presented.

If you haven’t already, read this month’s Guest Feature Article from IGRA Director Wolfgang Ansel – “3rd International Green Roof Congress – Hamburg Will Be the Showcase for Green Roofs in 2013.”

Waterscapes, Landscapes, Roofscapes –
Visionary projects presented by Award Winning Companies, including:

IGRA's International Green Roof Congress: Photo Copyright WOHA

Photo: Copyright  WOHA

Breathing Architecture – presented by Wong Mun Summ (Architect; Founding Director of WOHA, Singapore) – WOHA is Winner of the Green Good Design Award 2012

Green is the New Black – presented by Jakob Lange (Partner and Project Leader at Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG, Denmark) – BIG is winner of the American Institute of Architects Honor Award for Architecture 2012

Urban Waterscapes – Rainwater in Urban Planning presented by Prof. Herbert Dreiseitl (Landscape Architect, Town Designer; Atelier Dreiseitl; Germany, Singapore, China, USA) – Atelier Dreiseitl is Winner of the World Architecture Festival Landscape Price 2012

Based on their philosophy to integrate nature and architecture these and other experts will present some of the world’s most spectacular Green Roof projects (e.g. VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre* – Vancouver, Newton Suites – Singapore, Potsdamer Platz – Berlin, Mountain Dwellings – Copenhagen, Zuidpark Rooftop Farm – Amsterdam).

*Don’t miss this week’s Project of the Week profile on the awe-inspiring  VanDusen Botanical Garden Centre.

VanDusen Botanical Garden; Photo: Perkins+Will

Photo: Perkins+Will

Acknowledged international Green Roof experts from various disciplines will discuss the status quo and the future trends of Green Roofs with architects, designers, landscape contractors and decision-makers from the public and industrial sectors.

The focus of the discussions and talks will be on sustainable urban development and the spectacular Green Roof projects by renowned architecture firms, as well as on current technical developments and international Green Roof guidelines and standards. The lecture programme will be complemented by practical workshops, Green Roof excursions in and around Hamburg and by an accompanying trade show.

3rd International Green Roof Congress, in Hamburg, Germany

Congress Venue

The Empire Riverside Hotel towers over the river Elbe and embosses the skyline of Hamburg’s port with its Hanseatic elegance. The lifestyle hotel, designed by the renowned British architect David Chipperfield, with its generous events and convention area and modern multimedia technology, offers optimal conditions for a successful congress.


Registration and Accommodations:  The registration fee for two days, including workshops, working materials and meals, will be EUR 495,- (plus VAT); one-day tickets are available for EUR 295,- (plus VAT). Arrangements were made with several hotels in the vicinity of the congress venue. For detailed information, please visit the  website.

28 Lectures – 2 Excursions – 2 Workshops

– 1 Vision: Bringing Nature Back to Town

Online Registration:

By the way, Aramis and I are happy to say that we will also be attending the  3rd International Green Roof Congress, where I’ll be moderating the sessions.  We hope that you can join us for a wonderful experience in lovely Hamburg!

~ Linda V.