Wynyard Quarter's visitor kiosk at Karanga Plaza got a new addition this week in the form of a roof garden.
Those of you curious about environmentally sustainable design might like to head along to the upcoming ‘Living roofs for sustainable communities’ event in Auckland, featuring Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr Brad Bass. Better yet, it's free.
If there’s a niche space to keep an eye on in our urban landscapes and landscape architecture it seems we don’t need to look much further than the nearest wall or roof. The sustainable benefits of green walls and roofs are causing businesses around the world to look up, with the green roof industry in North America alone growing by an amazing 16 percent last year and still accelerating. And in Europe the French are particularly renowned for green walling entire buildings, most notably the entire exterior of the Paris Museum.