Quay West Green Roof

01 January 2020

Quay West is New Zealand's first green roof. 

Completed in 1994, the environmental contribution of this project enabled Quay West to add an additional 5 floors to its development, thus adding (at the time) $4million to the property's value. 


Project Type: Commercial Green Roof

Location: Auckland

Design: Natural Habitats

Build: Natural Habitats

1996 Best Commercial Project, Landscape Industries Association of New Zealand awards

This green roof is designed as a miniature version of the harbour it overlooks. Islands of planting and established pohutakawa mimic the form of Auckland’s iconic isles such as Browns Island and Waiheke, and Rangitoto. Streaks of cobalt blue denote navigation lines. The overall geometry and simplicity of materiality gives the roof garden a Zen like allure.


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