28 Jul 2020

Beautiful green roofs in Norway

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The turf roof full of green vegetation is like a forest castle running out of a fairy tale. Green roofs in Norway can be seen everywhere. It is a cultural tradition that began in the Middle Ages and has a history of thousands of years. Because there are large forests and long winters, people use wood to build huts, and cover the roof with soil and plant grass to block the outside cold. The small house covered by green lawn blends with nature, a bit romantic and a bit mysterious, just like living in a big forest.

Beautiful green roofs in Norway

Before the 18th century, almost all roofs in rural Norway had turf. But with the appearance of tile roofs in the 19th century, this distinctive architectural style gradually disappeared. In order to prevent this traditional architecture from being engulfed by modern development, the Norwegians set off a romantic upsurge in order to uphold this concept of combining man and nature.

Beautiful green roofs in Norway

Now they can see this kind of roof in their mountain hotels and holiday houses, and even hold an annual competition to select the most beautiful green roof in Norway.

Beautiful green roofs in Norway

The green roof not only has an aesthetic function, but also has many functions to improve the environment and ecology. In a heavy rain, it can absorb 60% to 100% of rainwater, which can prevent road water accumulation and can be used for plant growth.

Beautiful green roofs in Norway

In winter, heating is not used at all, but the room can still maintain a room temperature of 25°C. The warm sunlight in winter will shine through the floor-to-ceiling windows, but the heat of the summer sunlight will not radiate in, making the house very cool.

Beautiful green roofs in Norway

Turf roofs can prolong the service life of the roof by 2-3 times. Plants and growing media can absorb solar rays to protect building materials from UV radiation and protect the roof from extreme temperature changes.

Beautiful green roofs in Norway

Whether it is an extensive or fine turf roof, it can reduce outdoor noise by at least 40 decibels. If a city has at least 5% of green roofs, it can greatly reduce the urban heat island effect. The life activities of rooftop plants can absorb carbon dioxide and convert them into organic matter, and can also absorb air dust and toxic gases to improve urban air quality.

Beautiful green roofs in Norway

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