Last October, AAA coordinated a workshop of ecodesign whith a group of architecture students from Sheffield which were conducting a live project for the social and cultural institution « Le 100 » in Paris.
The ECOROOF prototype is a site specific replicable construction which seeks to demonstrate and test elements of a wider strategy to green roofs, facades and terraces, collect water and produce food and energy . This strategy will be developed on other buildings of same urban context, as parts of RURBAN project.
Principal aims of the project include growing food on site in as sustainable a way as possible. The prototype is constructed from recycled materials (from the Aligre market which is very close to « le 100 »), is irrigated by rainwater and fed compost produced on site. It will test the suitability of various plant species grown intensively horizontally and vertically. This project also includes installation of photovoltaic panels in order to supply the futur social restaurant. It finaly tests design solutions and looks to provoke discussion about the wider use of the roof among the building users. (more info on ECOROOF live project ning)
AAA will continue to implement the project during 2010.
(drawings and photos by the ECOroof live project team, University of Sheffield)