Through this paper we try to find a connecting solution to two issues. The issues deal with a growing amount of flooded sewer systems caused by rising amounts of downpour and a growing level of stress amongst the Danish population. We seek to find a summarizing solution in green rooftops. Through our solution green rooftops can help relieve the city in two ways. In the first way, the green surroundings can act as stress relieving areas. The second way is how the green rooftops can function as an element of the rainwater drainage system, which reduces the risk of heavy flooding. By researching theories about the influence of surroundings on the human being and the concept of rainwater drainage system, we lay down a set of criteria for a design of a rooftop garden. Further criteria are made for on the basis of our analysis of studies from Denmark and Singapore of visitor expectations, from which we decide to base the location of our roof garden on Building 1 in Kødbyen, Copenhagen West. Through our analysis we join the two issues of the paper with the visitor expectations and show the connections through the design of a rooftop garden. In the end, we reach the conclusion that the rooftop garden is a satisfying solution to resolving our issues. This we conclude as we see our design being able to fulfil the visitor’s expectations and still efficiently carry its functions in draining rainwater and act as stress relieving surroundings. After concluding on our solution we provide perspectives on new issues raised by our paper’s solution, concerning global warming and how to stimulate the development and expansion of green rooftops in Denmark.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||21 dec. 2011|