Biodiverse Roof Projects
Shape Architecture has been designing biodiverse roofs for the last sixteen years and through the work of its Director Jason Wren, some ten years before that. The advantages of a green or brown roof are many and these include the creation of habitat for plants and birds. The roof will help absorb a large percentage of rainwater that falls upon it and provides additional thermal and acoustic insulation also. It is undoubtedly attractive to look at and may replace an area of hard paving or provide such a habitat where none exists. The introduction of roof lights are a welcome addition, such as at our community project in Hammersmith, where the rooflight sits in a brown rubble roof or at Hastings where rooflights and light shafts are integrated into the roof composition.