green roof in Durban

Green roofs and walls

Created at: 25 Nov 2017


As part of the Municipal Climate Protection Programme, a trial green roof has been developed on an existing municipal building within the City Engineers’ Complex at 166 K.E. Masinga Road. This pilot project aims to:

Develop green roof guidelines for Durban, by determining the correct growing medium and indigenous plant species palette for use in Durban, and Provide understanding of the benefits of green roofs, in terms of temperature regulation storm water attenuation, inner city food production and biodiversity enhancement. Current Status of the Project

Maintenance of the established pilot green roof is on-going. The Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department has since handed the management of the roof garden to Architecture Department as part of their green roof programme for Durban. A green roof guidelines document has been produced and can be accessed by clicking on the link below: To download a copy of the Green Roof Guidelines click here Further information about the green roof can be obtained by contacting Craig Hardman from the Architecture Department on 031 311 7492 or Nongcebo Hlongwa on 031 311 7477 or

Samenvatting (Dutch description)

green roof in Durban

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