What if we transformed
your untapped pitched
roof into a green and
accessible space?

Services

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Benefits

Climate resilience

Become an actor of your city's climate resilience by helping to improve air quality, increase stormwater retention, reduce the surface temperature of your roof (and that of the spaces beneath it), and create anchors for biodiversity. How amazing to have all of this happen over your head!

Outdoor access

No need to choose between city life and a garden in the countryside anymore! Roofscapes enables you to get a private or shared outdoor space on your building roof from where you can enjoy the view of surrounding rooftops and engage in any outdoor activity that comes to your mind.

Urban Innovation

Want to leave a positive mark on your surroundings? By working with Roofscapes, the process of creating your own accessible green roof allows you to meet our entire network of actors who are passionate about the cities of tomorrow.

Benefits

Climate resilience

Become an actor of your city's climate resilience by helping to improve air quality, increase stormwater retention, reduce the surface temperature of your roof (and that of the spaces beneath it), and create anchors for biodiversity. How amazing to have all of this happen over your head!

Outdoor access

No need to choose between city life and a garden in the countryside anymore! Roofscapes enables you to get a private or shared outdoor space on your building roof from where you can enjoy the view of surrounding rooftops and engage in any outdoor activity that comes to your mind.

Urban Innovation

Want to leave a positive mark on your surroundings? By working with Roofscapes, the process of creating your own accessible green roof allows you to meet our entire network of actors who are passionate about the cities of tomorrow.

Scalability

Green roofs are nice. But in a city like Paris, two out of three buildings are covered by a pitched roof. Roofscapes is among those who see this surface as an incredible opportunity to improve well-being, living together and urban resilience.

Construction

Roofscapes has developed a construction strategy that can be adapted to each roof configuration by replicating certain principles throughout the city. The modularity of the system of prefabricated wooden platforms allows it to adjust to the different dimensions and spans of the roofs. The loads of these modules are transmitted vertically to the thick masonry load-bearing walls that characterize pre-war European centers; these walls are largely oversized, providing the structural capacity to support new roof surfaces.
Step 01: Finding load-bearing walls
Step 02: Placing punctual vertical supports
Step 03: Adding horizontal beams
Step 04: Interlocking flooring systems

Supports

Ville de
Paris
Massachusetts
Institute of
Technology
Laboratoire d'Expérimentation
Urbaine
MIT IDEAS
Center for Social Innovation
Les Parisculteurs
DEVE
Ministère de la Transition
Écologique et Solidaire
MIT School of Architecture
and Planning
Institut Géographique National
Académie du Climat
de Paris
Association des
Toitures Végétales
Seoul Biennale of Architecture
and Urbanism 2021
MIT Design X
Accelerator