Filmtastic Fridays – Vancouver’s 6 Acre Living Roof

Filmtastic Fridays – Vancouver’s 6 Acre Living Roof

So far, we’ve visited Italy’s volcano-shaped green roofs and learned about Washington D.C.’s major push to green its barren rooftops. To round out this week’s green roof coverage, Filmtastic Fridays transports us to Vancouver, where a gorgeous six acre living roof grows overtop its Convention Center. Rich with native species, the lush green roof overlooks the Vancouver Harbor and mountainous surroundings. Landscape architect Bruce Hemstock takes us behind the scenes of the design process, public engagement, and habitat creation. 

(Related Story: Top 5 Green Roofs from Switzerland Tour)

From the description:

“The roof of the Vancouver BC Convention Centre is covered with over 2.5 hectares (6 acres) of native grassland. Usually closed to the public, we were able to get a tour and interview with the landscape architect of the project, Bruce Hemstock.

This is part 1 of the “Growing Cities” documentary series shot while traveling in the USA and Canada – June 2009. 2 person crew. Canon 5DmkII and Zoom H4n. Music is “Andvari” by Sigur Rós”

Vancouver’s 6 Acre Living Roof – Growing Cities Series from Dave Budge on Vimeo.

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