Bangkok is sinking below sea level; This big city was inherently low, built on marshy ground, and like every concrete block on other rutted ground – it was sinking. With heavy rain, rains will often occur in the context of climate change, as Bangkok streets turn into rivers again.
But Bangkok engineers did not back down, refused to let go of the sink. On the campus of Thammasat University, a large roof of green trees is specially designed to hold rainwater.
Its structure is similar to terraced fields, part of the roof is a farming farm; Each staircase brings water down each step to nurture rice and many other plants. Besides, the field can store up to 11 million liters of water in tanks, which will be a valuable resource when the drought season comes.
Like other green roofs, it will partially prevent the heat from affecting the interior of the building, and also minimize the overall temperature of the city. When every roof is covered with trees instead of concrete – a material that absorbs heat very well, Bangkok (or any city that applies that design) will become an oasis in the middle of extreme weather.
The other part of this roof design is a 22,000-square-foot solar battery that supplies power to the building below. In addition to the above, the roof area is an outdoor classroom for students on campus. What is the need to go to the countryside to go on a field trip, when the terraces are located right above the head?
Rice fields are a common sight on the outskirts of the city, but in recent decades, and “After many years of urbanization at breakneck speed, the swamp has transformed into stiff concrete cities, unable to breathe, absorb water and cultivate land.”, The designers who make the versatile roof, Thai design firm Landprocess, led by designer Kotchakorn Voraakhom, said.
This “terraced roof” is a very intelligent system of rotation: in one year, the rooftop growing area can produce enough rice for 100,000 meals to serve school officials and employees and for stretching of the field; All leftovers will be composted and transferred to the roof, making fertilizer for the next granary.
Refer to FastCo