Rooftops are some of the last sanctuary spaces left in a lot of cities. Between gridlocked streets and offices that buzz with industry, it can be hard to find a place to catch your breath and process. Rooftops let you connect with surrounding nature and the open sky, and appreciate the complexity of the city from a distance as you take a brief step back from life. A concrete rooftop dominated by air conditioning units isn’t exactly a sanctuary, however. In order to create a biophilic refuge, we recommend using artificial rooftop hedges.
Every rooftop space is different, some are shadowed on every side by taller buildings, and some have a clear view for miles. Whatever the case, artificial hedges can be used in a number of ways to add calming character and utility:
The real power of a rooftop refuge comes from its connection to nature. Few spaces in a cityscape promote that connection – reminders of plants, animals, wind and sky.
That’s why artificial hedges make such an excellent addition to your rooftop space – not only do they enhance the view, but they help to blend your space with the natural scenery all around, further promoting the restorative connection with nature.
Every rooftop space has different goals and needs that customized artificial hedges can solve. We design and build hedges at any height, any shape, any scope of project.
Low rooftops can gain some privacy with artificial hedges while also dividing up their space for more efficient use. Low, boxed hedges are usually enough to divide and define areas.
If you have a rooftop area surrounded by onlooking windows, tall perimeter hedges can serve as privacy screens to deter prying eyes and increase the feeling of comfort and security.
High-rise rooftops can benefit from hedges as wind screens, using using artificial greenery to cut down the incoming wind load, making the rootop space much more calm and practical.