The busiest train station in Copenhagen Nørreport Station, is undergoing a long overdue make over. It is still a work in progress, but you can see the structure taking shape. Forget about the timid and morgue like design of the Metro, this project has got personality. Okay, they had me by the floating roofs, but they just topped it. Literally.
I crashed the party. As if anyone would have been able to stop me.
Sedum, or as we call it here "stenurt", a rainbow colored blanket, by Veg Tech.
And it is not just for show. The green roofs absorb water, preventing the sewage system from overflowing. 50% of the rain that lands on this, will be absorbed and parts of that will evaporate. And, as an added benefit, it absorbs noise, much like our trees, only more due to the soil.
I am keeping my fingers crossed that Copenhagen will implement these roofs in more public projects. Even though they may not always be visible from the street. And, as Europe's Green Capital 2014, encourage the use of them for private contractors. Copenhagen need this.