A Study on Green Roofs with the Examples from the World and Turkey

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The green areas that should have been in the urban have been replaced with the concrete structures because of the intensive housing activities and work places constructions. Insufficient green areas are gradually changing the climate of urban. Air pollution has become a major problem of the urban. Thus, green roofs have become a necessity for architecture.

In this study, firstly the concept of green roof, the advantages and disadvantages of green roofs, their applicability and its place in the design of the structure as an architectural element are tried to be elaborated. Then, the green roof samples in Turkey and other countries are analyzed and compared.


Green roofs, sustainability, ecological architecture

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