Intensive Green Roof, Garden Roof, Roof Garden - An intensive green roof system is characterized by its variety of vegetation ranging from herbaceous plants to small trees with professionel maintenance and advanced green roof irrigation systems. A typical growing medium depth of an intensive green roof is 6 inches or more. Intensive green roofs offer a great potential for design and biodiversity. This system supports everything from small personal/home gardens to full scale public parks. Plant selection and design greatly affects the maintenance required for the upkeep of these roofs. Rooftop farms, urban roof farms or vegetable farms on roofs are clearly intensive green roofs and require higher nutrient applications and focused maintenance.
Peggy Notebeart Museum
The Peggy Notebeart Museum features a series of green roofs ranging from a sloped extensive green roof to an intensive green roof. The intensive portion, features a 2-10 inch drainage layer and a 2.5 to 8 inch growing media layer, exhibits diverse examples of habitats. The incredible set up of this green roof supports flora ranging from wetland plants to small trees.
Chicago City Hall
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