In collaboration with ROEF, Amsterdam’s annual rooftop festival, Pop-Up City explores the undiscovered potential of the urban rooftop landscape.
Four Creative Policies to Unlock the Urban Roofscape
How can cities encourage better use of roofs? We show four examples of creative policies from around the world that are bringing about positive change.
MVRDV Presents… 130 Ideas for Rooftops
The newly-released Rooftop Catalogue by architects MVRDV highlights 130 ways to use rooftops in cities. The book provides an overview of innovative ideas aiming to inspire architects, citizens and building owners to take the next step.
Asia’s Largest Rooftop Farm Is a Rice Terrace on Top of a University
A building of Bangkok's Thammasat University is now home to Asia's largest rooftop farm. Drawing inspiration from traditional rice-farming practices, the farm mimics a local rice terrace landscape.
Urban Farming in Singapore Is Reaching New Heights
At the newly renovated Funan Mall in the centre of Singapore, you can visit an urban rooftop farm that is part of the city's efforts in addressing its food insecurity issues.
This Building’s Rooftop Is Home to Eight Sheep
Startups and creatives have been given a new home in Munich's Werksviertel. But not only humans are working and thriving there, as a small herd of rooftop sheep is also here to stay.
You Can Ski Without Snow on This Power Plant’s Rooftop
Copenhagen’s new city attraction makes use of a power plant's rooftop for citizens and tourists to hit the slopes all year round.
Red Rooftop Provides Calm Space for Reflection
Linz-based Urgent.Agency created an art installation that wants you to explore the rooftop as a space for calmness and reflection in the city.
Using Rooftops to Turn Rain Into Beer
Rainbeer is an ambitious project that brings to light the consequential effects of climate change, and encourages people to incorporate eco-friendly strategies into their own projects via urban rooftops.
This Pavilion Brings Leisure and Green to a Carpark Rooftop
DeDAKKAS is bringing hospitality, green and a great city view to the rooftop of a Dutch parking lot.
This Rooftop Pioneer Lives on Top of a Converted Train Line
Renée Rooijmans is a rooftop pioneer, living on a converted train viaduct in Rotterdam in a tiny trailer.
Dunes on an Urban Rooftop — Why Not?
A dune landscape will soon emerge on the roof of two new housing blocks in Amsterdam. The buildings will not just provide a place for humans — they will also be a home to native plants and animals.
Urban Rooftops May Well Become the New Airports
Electric air taxi startup Lilium believes in a future in which anyone can fly anywhere. Will the German startup transform urban rooftops into mini-airports?