Added by on 2016-04-17

The roof of the Vancouver BC Convention Centre is covered with over 2.5 hectares (6 acres) of native grassland. Usually closed to the public, we were able to get a tour and interview with the landscape architect of the project, Bruce Hemstock. This is part 1 of the “Growing Cities” documentary series shot while traveling in the USA and Canada – June 2009. 2 person crew. Canon 5DmkII and Zoom H4n. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsOptigrGreen Roof Overview by Greensulate CEO, Amy Norquist.Shipping container house – Green roofPrairie Green RoofLiving Green Roof: Vancouver Convention Centre – BC, CanadaGreen Revolution Series: Green Roofs

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11 Comments

  • Stefandurrr 1 year ago

    You must be from Calgary

  • Generalissimo1991 1 year ago

    It's stuff like this that makes Vancouver so beautiful to me…

  • SprayOClockNews 1 year ago

    ITS ALL DEAD NOW! SEE MY CHANNEL, ALL PLANTS IN BC DEAD BREAKING!!! 1080p HIDEF TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO LOOK AT THEIR PLANTS!!!! STAY AWAY FROM VANCOUVER ITS A TOXIC WASTE DUMP!!!!

  • CrdBrdProjects 1 year ago

    freaking hipster music.

  • ASFotografie 1 year ago

    The idea of a living roof is finally becoming more common, even outside Europe! Great video!

  • geojibby 1 year ago

    They stole the idea from the Coombs market! Except in Coombs, they have goats on the roof! heehehe…. Nice video, great work!

  • srylnglycouple 1 year ago

    i worked on the building adjacent to this and the concept of green roofs with waterproofing have been out for about 10 years now, its a joy to see such a large project underway with this waterproofing technology, all buildings should incorporate this for the aid of the planet

  • Todd Alexander 1 year ago

    Song: Andvari
    Album: Takk
    Band: Sigur Ros

    If you like this song I beg you to listen to the rest of their music…you will feel like you are floating.

  • Createsomethingcool 1 year ago

    WOW! GO Vancouver!
    What's the song in the background? I love it!

  • carcultured 1 year ago

    Now if we could just get rid of the cars!

  • Mooks78 1 year ago

    Great video. Thanks so much for sharing.