The smartroof is a testsite of a greenroof wich can store 5 to 7 times more water than a normal greenroof. The roof is controled by sensors - and the weatherforecast and is equipped with a 'smartflowcontrol'. The deployment of these types of roofs on a larger scale can provide a solution to the flooding problem in the urban-delta-areas. On the cityroofs lies a large part of the solution!
The Rotterdam Smartroof
The smartroof is a testsite of a greenroof wich can store 5 to 7 times more water than a normal greenroof. The testfacility will be on top of the rooftoppavilkon on the roof of the Schieblock officebuilding in Rotterdam in addition to the DakAkker rooftopfarm, already sett up there since 2012.
The roof is controled by sensors – and the weatherforecast and is equipped with a ‘smartflowcontrol’. We call the roof smart because it knows when there are peakshowers and it makes automatecly space for the water to subsequently drain the water slowly and controlled in the drainage. The deployment of these types of roofs on a larger scale can provide a solution to the flooding problem in the urban-delta-areas.
Cities need to be more robust and to do more in the near future to become more resistant to floodings. Rotterdam therefore develops a strategy within the framework of the ‘resilientcities’ program. Due to climatechange, the problems with flooding are increasing in the coming years. Certainly Rotterdam as a deltacity must therefore take all the means on the way to a more climate-proof-city.
On the cityroofs lies a large part of the solution!
The increase in water storagecapacity in our city can be achieved by making a large part of the 4.5 million m2 flat roof suitable for green – especially smarter and innovative roofs (with or without food production or a combination of power generation through solar panels).
Slimdak010 is a collaborative project of:
Citylab010 of the municipality of Rotterdam
Hoogheemraadschap Schieland and Krimpenerwaard – waterboard
Binder greenroofs company
Optigroen Benelux company
Rotterdam Environmental Center foundation