After 2 years of intensive testing and Green Roof System modification, Urbanscape® has set-up semi-intensive green roof opposite to Dubai Opera House.
After 2 years of intensive testing and Green Roof System modification, Urbanscape® has set-up semi-intensive green roof opposite to Dubai Opera House and directly below the tallest building in the world Burj Khalifa.
The new design features innovative Urbanscape® Growing media in combination with sweet soil regularly used in the landscaping throughout the Middle East.
“Adding different versions of Urbanscape® growing media to the system allows us to use thin growing media profile (only 10 cm vs regularly used 30 cm as minimum) but still lowering irrigation needs for up to 50%. The lower weight has also very positive effect on the static stability of the roof” says Jure Šumi, Business Development Director of Knauf’s Green Solution Business Unit.
The green roof has been set-up in July 2017 and has been performing extremely well even with the temperatures during and immediately after installation regularly reaching 50C (120 F). The green roof will be easily accessible py public and will be used as an observation platform for the visitors watching the famous “Dubai Music Fountain”