Urbanscape® Green roof on telephone booths in Vienna

At Urbanscape® we have always been defined by sustainability and innovation. Our innovative products, concepts and systems can be used in numerous applications – and telephone booths in Vienna are just one of the examples.

The pilot project was initiated by committed residents of the “Agenda Neubau” group. The initiator of the project, Reinhilde Becker, says: “These telephone booths are a pilot attempt to create greenery with a minimum of technology and very low maintenance. We want to allow the green roof to adapt, change and develop. One or the other flight of seeds will surprise us with new additional plants.”

An extensive green roof on the telephone booths in Vienna has many positive benefits. It brings more green to the district and helps to avoid overheating in summer, ensures greater biodiversity and contributes to a pleasant microclimate. It prevents the sheet metal roofs from heating up in summer and thus counteracts the overheating of buildings nearby. A precultivated mat made of sedum plants, placed over a layer of special rock mineral wool, contributes to climate change adaptation with little technical effort. The curved roofs of the telephone booths designed by Luigi Blau are well suited because excess rainwater can easily run off. The planted telephone booths are located on Burggasse in front of Karl-Farkas-Park, and on the Augustinplatz and Siebensternplatz.

Project partners: Agenda Neubau, A1, Zehetbauer Fertigrasen and Knauf Insulation

Photos: A1 / APA Fotoservice Martin Hörmandinger