4th International Green Roof Congress 2015

Green Roof 2015

4th International Green Roof Congress 2015
IGRA International Green Roof Association
20-21 April 2015
Istanbul, Turkey

** ISOCARP members receive an additional discount of 20%: Find the required promotion code directly with frueh@igra-world.com.

Download the 2015 Flyer or the Event Reminder.

Where is there room for nature in towns? This is a question that is increasingly being asked by building experts around the world who are faced with the challenges of urban densification. Under the motto “Explore the Nature on Rooftops” successful solutions for sustainable urban development and practical Green Roof technology will be presented, discussed and taught at the 4th International Green Roof Congress as well as the latest achievements in science and technology. The congress programme will have a distinctively interactive style with 25 lectures and 2 workshops. Themes of the workshops will address the political aspects of implementing Green Roof support programs, the practical aspects of Green Roof planting and irrigation, and also the technical aspects of proper Green Roof installation.

Keynote-Speakers include Dr. Ken Yeang (Hamzah & Yeang, Malaysia), Emre Arolat (Emre Arolat Architects, Turkey), Jaron Lubin (Safdie Architects, USA), Prof. Herbert Dreiseitl (Director Ramboll Liveable Cities Lab, Germany/Denmark), Laura Gatti, (Studio Laura Gatti, Italy), Roland Appl (IGRA, Germany), Dr. Deniz Aslan (DS Architecture, Turkey) and Tim Flynn (Tim Flynn Architects, United Kingdom).

The congress at a glance:igrc-Logo-1 (3)

  • Title: 4th International Green Roof Congress 2015
  • Date:  April 20 – April 21, 2015
  • Host: International Green Roof Association (IGRA)
  • Description: Congress with Lectures, Workshop, Excursion
  • Congress Venue: Raffles Hotel at the Zorlu Center, Istanbul
  • Registration and Information, event logos and downloads: www.greenroofworld.com
  • Ticket-Price (including Early Bird Discount until 20. February and free excursion Zorlu Center): 360 Euro (+VAT)

Update 15 May 2015: Looking back on a successful Congress

The 4th International Green Roof Congress in Istanbul has recently concluded, with outstanding success. Superlative Green Roof projects, first-class speakers and an international collegial atmosphere caused the Congress to be a milestone for the Green Roof idea (see picture gallery).

Please take a look at the attached press release. It is also viewable and available for free download from

Additionally, the IGRC 2015 Proceeds can be downloaded for free from the Congress website.

Update 5 February 2015:

The complete schedule for the 4th International Green Roof Congress 2015 (20-21 April, Zorlu Center Istanbul, Turkey) has just been finalized and posted. Check in now at www.greenroofworld.com to get an overview of the full plan of events including excursions, lectures and workshops. If you register before the 20th of February you can profit from the 20% Early Bird discount. Part of the congress programme is a guided excursion of the Zorlu Center with landscaped areas and Green Roofs extending 72.000 m². Places for the free excursion are limited and will be attributed on a first come, first served basis.

Alternatively, a link to the complete IGRC schedule can be found at our new Facebook site. Searchable under International Green Roof Association, the newly-launched site features background articles about the upcoming Congress, links to cutting-edge academic and professional articles on the theme of Green Roofs, articles and photographs from the international world of Green Roofs, as well as original content not found anywhere else.

Recently published: a new Green Roof guideline outlining the proper management of transitioning between roofing work and Green Roof installation. The document is titled “Bridging Trades: Safe Section Changeover” and is available for free download at http://www.greenroofworld.com/EN/press.html and is a helpful tool for anyone involved in the Green Roof industry.



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