Innovation Ideas/Diamonds

Green roof (TU Delft)


Innovation Profile


short description

Roof covered with vegetation or the creation of green space on top of a human-made structure.

campus full address
TU Delft Prometheusplein 1 2628 ZC Delft Netherlands
key words
green, roof, sustainability, performance, grass
creator of profile
Gertjan De Werk, Pauline Van Der Vorm
email contact person
TU Delft
visibility of the part "ii innovation profile"
origins of the idea
strong points and potentials

Mecanoo Architecten designed the library as a sloped plane, extending the grass from the ground to the very edge of the roof: with a grass-covered roof, high-performance glazed facades and subterranean storage for heating and cooling, the building reaches high standards of sustainability. 

spatial scale
Neighbouring Science/Technology Parc or campus
primary use of project
Mixed use
sectors of innovation
Air, Energy, Assets, Water
upscaling potential
Higher scale (region or above) / society
type of innovation
Adaption to climate change, Technical, Behavioural / Socio-economic, Educational/Knowhow
innovation status
Demo on Campus
time to market
Operational now