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Gorgeous New Green Roof Pops Up Atop a New Zealand School

Posted By Charlotte Squire On March 8, 2011 @ 4:00 pm In Architecture,Botanical,Design,Green Roof | 2 Comments

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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 [1]. 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 [2] 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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[1] green roof that doubles as an outdoor classroom: http://happyzine.co.nz/2011/03/06/primary-school-becomes-first-in-new-zealand-to-wear-a-green-roof/

[2] green roof: http://inhabitat.com/green-roof

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