Gallery: Parking Garage in Spain Gets a Green Roof Makeover

 
Parking garages are often overlooked pieces of architecture, but this underground garage in Alicante Spain received some special treatment with a green roof makeover. Urbanarbolismo, a Spanish firm with a strong focus on vegetation, designed and installed this succulent garden in the courtyard of the garage. The garden is super low-maintenance and doesn't need any irrigation whatsoever, and with every passing year it will grow more and more beautiful as the plants grow larger and take root.

The parking garage is situated on the roof of an underground parking lot at a social housing project in Benisaudet IVVSA. Open to the sky, the courtyard garden is well protected from wind and direct sun, but still receives light and rainfall. Urbanarbolismo utilized a variety of systems, products, sheets, and substrate to build the bed for the succulent garden.The garden not only helps keep the garage area cooler, but also improves the air quality.

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  1. Grass-Walled and Green-... October 1, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    [...] two-story parking garage would take the place of a ground level parking lot, thus doubling the amount of available parking. [...]

  2. abhishek727 July 17, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    “Urbanarbolismo utilized a variety of systems, products, sheets, and substrate to build the bed for the succulent garden”

    While I could not make out any such information from the Urbanarbolismo page it would be wonderful if these systems/products/sheets would be detailed here so the benefits can be used at other places too.

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