Growing Cities: Vancouver’s Living Roof

Check out the first installment of new documentary series called Growing Cities, which takes a look at environmentally friendly architecture in cities. The first episode features the Vancouver Convention Center in British Columbia, who’s 6 acre roof is covered in native grasslands. It’s pretty interesting listening to landscape architect Bruce Hemstock talking about the project, you can definitely tell that he’s a plant nerd (I mean that in only the nicest ways.)

It’s really neat seeing the roof from above, how it almost melts into the surrounding scenery, but I wonder how many people actually get to see it?


August 4, 2009