Private Roof Garden, Peristeri, Athens, Greece

Roof garden with lawn, lavender and Oleander
project profile data
Area: 2,600 sq. ft. (240 m²)
Construction Year: 2003
Landscape Architect: Heli Pangalou
System Build-up: Floradrain® FD 40-E with Lawn and Shrubs
Project report

An existing roof terrace of a private property in the Peristeri district of Athens was redesigned into a sophisticated roof garden. Such a green oasis has several advantages. On the one hand, the roof garden offers variety, is a great benefit to the eye and is an oasis of nature in the middle of the city. On the other hand, the “green roof” has a cooling effect. The drainage element Floradrain® FD 40-E was used as base which drains away excess water from the roof during territorial rains. An integrated automatic drip irrigation system in the planting beds ensures adequate water supply for the plants. In addition the lawn area is sprinkled time by time. The green roof area as such provides balanced temperatures in both summer and winter times.

  • Roof garden with lawn, hydrangeas, a terraced area and a surround hedge
    A metal profile separates the terrace from the rest of the roof.
  • Roof garden with lawn and Oleander
    The roof garden is a green island in the densely built urban landscape.