World’s largest green roof to be built in California
The Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly signed the design of the largest green roof in the world, to be built in the city of Cupertino in California. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the project will occupy 30-acres and was estimated at US$ 3 million.
The project includes the construction of a planned neighborhood with buildings at different levels that will house a shopping mall with retail stores, 185,000 m² of office space, cinema, bowling alley, skating rink, fitness club and a jogging track, in addition 800 residential units.
The green area was developed in partnership with Olin Landscape Architect, and merges organic gardens, orchards, vineyards, and meadows.