Submitted by: Life Synthesis LLP
Implemented country: United Kingdom
Title: Ecological Habitat for Humanity on Rooftops
The SolaRoof Garden is accessible and affordable to even the poorest communities and slums because there is no prerequisite for land, since plants are grown overhead at the level of a roof superstructure. A lightweight superstructure is used to support an extensive plant canopy layer above existing structures, which then have sheltered, shaded roofs that can be developed as living space or for private gardens. The superstructure can also bridges group of homes and entire neighborhoods so that cool, shaded spaces are created and, in the same way that mature trees can provide pleasant comfortable streets, the leaf canopy shading changes the atmosphere of communities from hot and oppressive to being vital and attractive.