ROEF moves the city: from roof to roofscape. You should definitely be part of our movement and join us on the rooftops. And this is why:
That is why ROEF shows off Amsterdam’s great potential – right above our heads. The uncultivated roofscape of Amsterdam is a whopping 12 square kilometers: the Vondelpark times 25!
Rooftops offer solutions
At the moment, only 2% of Amsterdam rooftops are in use and only 1% is used for cultivation, while green rooftops are the solution to heat waves, heavy rain and crowded cities. Green roofs contribute to the conservation and restoration of biodiversity, better air quality, insulation, noise reduction and collect 60 to 80% more rainwater.
On top of that, rooftops are the perfect place to relax: you can create roof parks, green terraces, public food gardens and other public spaces. A beautiful view.
Roofscape of the future
ROEF is based on Show, Grow, Connect: showing the possibilities and inspiring others to join the green roof movement. ROEF demonstrates what the roof landscape of Amsterdam has to offer, both its sustainable value and its potential to escape from the city’s hustle and bustle.
Cities deal with a great deal of fossilization. This is hard to counteract, so luckily a large rooftop surface is yet available! While each building takes up a part on ground level, it adds one to the top. Time to start using it! ROEF’s vision on the future of the Amsterdam roofscape? Let’s create the largest rooftop park in the Netherlands, permitting you to walk over aerial bridges from roof to roof to roof!
In the three years that ROEF exists, there have been many positive developments at great heights! A lot of green and publicly accessible roofs have been added, most of which are now part of the ROEF – rooftop line up. ROEF has been promoting greener roofs and public accessibility since 2016 and strives to ensure that at least 10% of all rooftops will be in use by 2025.