The summer course (5 full days) is held at Augustenborg Botanical Roof Garden, Malmö
One of the world's largest research and development facilities within green roofs! Some highlights of the course:
Professionals and students with different backgrounds are welcome
The green roof industry is by nature interdisciplinary and we believe that a mixed group with different skills is an asset for the course. Our common interest is sustainable urban development where green roofs play an important role in greener and more "lively" cities!
The five days include
Lectures on planning, construction and maintenance of green roofs and facades.
Different systems and approaches to green roofs and facade greenery and their potential advantages and disadvantages. The construction of green roofs and the function of the different layers (drainage, insulation, root protection, etc.). Different aspects of planning and construction and choice of suitable vegetation.
Full-scale installation of a green roof at Augustenborg's botanical roof garden!
During the second half of the summer course, we install a full-scale green roof including all its components such as drainage, growing media and vegetation. All course participants will participate in all the different elements.
Study trip in the Malmö region, including a guided tour of Eco-City Augustenborg and its unique sustainable open stormwater system.
Study trip with focus on green roofs and green walls. Green roofs play an important role in the blue-green infrastructure solutions that provide ecosystem services and resilience to our cities. We visit various interesting green roofs, rooftop parks and green wall installations. We also visit a sedum cultivation near Malmö.
Workshops on substrates, planting, risk and safety etc.
Workshops are held in Augustenborg Botanical Roof Garden. We examine different materials and prepare our own substrate. We also take a closer look at plant management, including planting seeds, cuttings, plugs and bulbs. At the design workshop, your task is to redo one of our roofs!