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3rd Leipziger Green Roof Academy

Summer 2021

Award ceremony of the 3rd Leipzig Green Roof Academy

On 16 September 2021, the award ceremony of the 3rd Leipzig Green Roof Academy took place in the New City Hall of Leipzig. Fifteen students from different disciplines worked in four groups to develop concepts for a green roof system on the future high school building in Wiederitzsch and presented them at the award ceremony.

The first prize of 500 euros went to a team with students from the Technical University of Dresden and the Saxony University of Cooperative Education, who convinced the jury with their MULTI-USE design and a well thought-out and integrated roof concept that also takes up the local environment of the new school building in terms of design and offers numerous possibilities for moving the classroom outdoors for project work and environmental education. But the green roof projects developed by the other groups and awarded with further cash prizes were also characterised by creative and varied ideas, such as the coupling of photovoltaics and green roof, aqua and hydroponic farms to support the food supply in the school canteen, an artistic design of rainwater retention and infiltration systems, fruit cultivation in the inner courtyard or the creation of biodiversity oases on the roof. The very creative and interesting designs are on display in the foyer of the KUBUS for the next four weeks.

We would like to express our sincere thanks to the practical partners (companies ZinCo, OptiGrün and Leipziger Wasserwerke) for their active support in the form of an advisory role for the students during the creation of their designs and their contribution in the form of prize money. We would also like to thank the Friends and Sponsors of the UFZ e.V. for their uncomplicated support in transferring the prize money to the winners. A big thank you also goes to the Department of Environmental Protection of the City of Leipzig for co-organising the Academy.

Maximilian Ueberham, Jan Knappe and Lucie Moeller (UBZ)

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

Partner of the Leipzig Green Roof Academy


Fotos: Andreas Zehnsdorf, UFZ