Visit to the biodiversity green roof (ZOO Leipzig)
© L. Moeller, UFZ

Leipzig Green Roof Academy

Award ceremony of the 4th Leipzig Green Roof Academy

On 14 November 2022, the award ceremony of the 4th Leipzig Green Roof Academy took place in the New Town Hall of the city of Leipzig. In three groups, seven students from different disciplines developed concepts for a green roof system on the future primary school building and the adjacent sports hall in Anger-Crottendorf and presented them at the award ceremony.

One of the first prizes went to the team "Juncus" with students from the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences and the HTWK, which impressed with its well thought-out and integrated roof concept, which also took up the local environment of the new school building in terms of design and offered numerous opportunities to open the classroom for project work and environmental education embarrassed. But also the green roof projects developed by the other groups and awarded with further cash prizes were characterized by creative and varied ideas, such as the coupling of energy production and green roof in the form of photovoltaics and wind turbines, the creation of biodiversity oases on the roofs and the integration of the green roofs in the rainwater concept for the entire property.

We would like to thank the practice partners (companies ZinCo, OptiGrün and Leipziger Wasserwerke) for their active support in the form of an advisory function for the students during the creation of their designs and their contribution in the form of prize money. Furthermore, we would like to thank the association Freunde und Förderer des UFZ e.V. for their uncomplicated support in transferring the prize money to the winners. A big thank you also goes to the Office for Environmental Protection of the City of Leipzig for co-organizing the academy.

Lucie Moeller and Ralf Trabitzsch (UBZ)

Green Roof Academy Award Ceremony
Author of the photo: Timo Böttcher, UFZ

Partners of the Leipzig Green Roof Academy


Fotos: Andreas Zehnsdorf, UFZ