31 Oct '12, 2am

Imagine what you could do with your roof!

Imagine what you could do with your roof!

Argentine-born, U.S. architect Emilio Ambasz transposed a nearly 100,000-square-meter park in the city center onto 15 stepped terraces of the ACROS, "Asian Crossroads Over the Sea," Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall. The design for ACROS Fukuoka proposes a powerful new solution for a common urban problem: reconciling a developer's desire for profitable use of a site with the public's need for open green space. The plan for Fukuoka fulfills both needs in one structure by creating an innovative agro-urban model. The Takenaka Corporation website states, "Emphasizing continuity of the planting zone with Tenjin Central Park, and to represent the landscape from the park as an image of a mountain instead of the low vegetation which has a tendency to occur in the vicinity of buildings in city areas, a staircase-shaped rooftop garden was adopted. Regarding the building as a mo...

Full article: http://www.greenroofs.com/projects/pview.php?id=476

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