Architects Journal Response
Last week, AJ Technical Editor Felix Mara attended the launch of Pocket Habitat at Arup’s new HQ. Pocket Habitat, a modular planting bag designed to promote biodiversity on roofs.
Pocket Habitat Launch
Arup and Sky-Gardens have launched Pocket Habitat, the only modular planting system actively designed to promote biodiversity on new or existing roofs, or provide temporary greening at ground level.
Hill Holt is a charitable trust set up to offer a alternative way of life to young people in our inner cities. Hill Holt has built a new conference and teaching facility set in a rural woodland location.
The balcony space at Arup's No 13 Fitzroy Street office consisted of a simple but unattractive ballasted roof. The roof area was enhanced with a series of tessellated Pocket Habitats and horizontal and vertical logs to attract invertebrate and mining bee habitats.
The Pockets have been sown with wildflower seeds and sedum plants which should attract a range of wildlife in addition to providing a colourful rooftop.