How green rooftops and vertical gardens are transforming London
June 24, 2019 - London
The trend comes from architects, planners and developers who are all looking to the skies to provide open space and help combat climate change.
These spaces are being created on top of skyscrapers, private homes and commercial buildings, resulting in a patchwork of green roofs spreading across London’s skyline.
Barratt London’s Fulham Riverside development, completed 18 months ago and sold out, boasts an award-winning roof garden with 6,600 plants, 108 trees and a 10ft waterfall.
Developers are increasingly using roof gardens as a marketing tool.
Among projects currently under way, Islington Square, on the site of the former North London Royal Mail sorting and delivery centre just off Upper Street, has penthouse flats that come with private roof terraces featuring swimming pools and gardens.
And atop Battersea Roof Gardens, the new Norman Foster-designed building under construction beside Battersea Power Station, a 1,200ft-long roof garden has been designed by James Corner, the landscape designer who created New York’s High Line linear park.
When complete, the gardens will have trees and large plants anchored into place against high winds, along with a sun lawn and hedgerows.
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Photos : Battersea Roof Gardens
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