A New Zealand eco school has become one of a handful of schools world-wide to construct a green roof that doubles as an outdoor classroom. In addition to reducing stormwater runoff and providing insulation, the roof helps to sound-proof the classroom from a nearby airport. The school site is approximately half the size of a typical NZ primary school site so the need to utilise the space to the best of its potential was paramount. The school’s green roof will be seen and utilized by children, parents and teachers every day as they walk into the school through its unique entrance way — over the roof.

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