ZinCo Green Roof Projects

Project Data
Total Area:
Length: ca. 7,900 ft. (2,400 m)
Width: ca. 30 to 60 ft. (9–18 m)
Realization in 3 sections of about 2,650 ft. (800 m) length each
- Section 1: June 2009
- Section 2: June 2011
- Section 3: September 2014
Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Landscape architect:
James Corner, Field Operations
Kelco Landscaping

Project Report: High Line Park, New York City

Upper picture: More than 20 million people have visited the High Line Park so far.

The section 2 with another 800 m of length contains also a lawn which can be used for sunbathing.  

More than 200 different plant species were used.  

The average substrate depth is 18 in. (450 mm).  

Project Data
ca. 540 sq. ft. (50 m²)
Year of construction:
Cecconi Simone Inc.
Environmental Design Group Ltd.

Project Report: Residential Carport, Toronto, Canada

Upper picture: View onto the modern Green Roof from the third floor balcony.

The roof and planter were created with wood frame construction.  

The reflective pond with orange tile liner.  

The Green Roof at night including night lighting.  

Project Data
ca. 2,600 sq. ft. (240 m²)
Year of construction:
Landscape architect:
Heli Pangalou

Project Report: Private Roof Garden, Peristeri, Athens, Greece

Upper picture: The roof garden is a green island in the densely built urban landscape.

The roof garden was planted with lawn, shrubs and trees.  

A metal profile separates the terrace from the rest of the roof.  

Project Data
ca. 48,500 sq. ft. (4,500 m²)
Year of construction:
The Jerde Partnership; Tabanlioglu Mimarlik
Landscape architect:
Derek Lovejoy Partners, DS Mimarlik
Tepe Construction

Project Report: Kanyon Center, Levent, Istanbul, Turkey

Upper picture: The Kanyon Shopping Centre is located in the business district of Istanbul.

A colorful blooming landscaped roof in the heart of a million-metropole.  

The office tower with 26 floors offers a breathtaking view of the Green Roofs of Kanyon Levent.  

Project Data
Intensive: ca. 58,200 sq. ft. (5,400 m²)
Extensive: ca. 28,000 sq. ft. (2,600 m²)
Year of construction:
Kaufland Stiftung, Neckarsulm
Häring und Zoller,
Architekten BDA, Stuttgart
Gardener Gröning, Göppingen

Project Report: MAG-Galleries, Geislingen, Germany

Upper picture: The roof garden provides the people of Geislingen with a new public recreational area, with easy access via lifts, stairs, footbridges and ramps.

The project viewed from the nearby Helfenstein Castle.  

Playing facilities and park benches invite for a stay.  

The 7,000 sq. ft. (650 m²) basketball court completes the package.