Scandinavian Green Roof Award 2022
The Green Roof Award has been awarded annually by the Scandinavian Green Roof Institute since 2000 to the best green roof project in Scandinavia, on the initiative of the City of Malmö.
Last week, there was an award ceremony for the Scandinavian Green Roof Award 2022.
Extensive green roofs
Winner of the Scandinavian Green Roof Award 2022 within the category Extensive green roofs – A Working Lab, Gothenburg, Sweden
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Size: 1 000 sqm of green roof areas
Owner: Akademiska Hus (Chalmers)
Architect: Tengbom akritekter
Contractor: Byggdialog / Veg tech
The working lab is a great example of how extensive green roofs can be used to improve the environmental and social performance of a building. In the working lab project, extensive green roofs are installed on multiple surfaces and linked to recreational areas on several floors. As such the vegetation has the potential to improve the well-being of visitors and tenants. Additionally, the thin green roof mats have a higher water holding capacity as compared to the conventional system.
Intensive green roofs
Winner of the Scandinavian Green Roof Award 2022 within the category Intensive green roofs – the Social Spine, Copenhagen, Denmark
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Size: 1 470 sqm of green roof areas
Landscape architect: SLA
Contractor: Optimus Anlæg
The Social Spine is a great example for how green roofs of the future can be developed not only on newly built structures but also through retrofitting existing buildings. The project shows wise use of material and a so needed focus on circularity at the same time as achieving high biological, aesthetical and recreational qualities. The project clearly shows how nature based solutions not only can contribute to environment change but also play an important role in social renewal and transformation.
New for this year – 2023
2 categories and therefore 2 awards!
Extensive green roof
The dominating part of the project has a green roof buildup of maximum 15 cm and is inaccessible
Intensive green roof
The dominating part of the project has a green roof buildup of minimum 15 cm
Please note: The project must have been completed at least 1 year ago.