Green Roofs: Large and Small...

Posted on by Lauren Moss

So, last time the discussion of green roofs addressed historical applications and newer technologies, as the concept of planted roofs adapts to construction needs and constraints of today, while still creating the benefits that green roofs have provided for centuries.


A very unique case study that resonates beautifully, both aesthetically and functionally is the California Academy of Sciences, at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.  A great place to visit, with the world's largest digital planetarium, a living rainforest biodome and natural history museum, this project by Renzo Piano Building Workshop has something for everyone.  And if you're interested in green roofs, it's especially intriguing.

To learn more about this extraordinary project, visit the California Academy of Sciences online and let us know what you think!