Concept roof and vertical garden designs for Erbil City

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Şatır O., Mankurı D. P.

in: Research and Reviews in Architecture Planning and Design, H. Burçin HENDEN ŞOLT, Editor, Gece Publishing, Ankara, pp.53-65, 2021

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Publisher: Gece Publishing
  • City: Ankara
  • Page Numbers: pp.53-65
  • Editors: H. Burçin HENDEN ŞOLT, Editor
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


The new green architectural concepts are being developed to decrease urban ecosystem problems by natural and sustainable ways. Vertical and roof greening systems can be defined as structures that allow vegetation to spread over a building, facade or interior wall in a city environment. Purpose of the study was to develop various applicable concept designs on vertical and roof gardening for Erbil City. In this context, three places were selected for concept designing to be Mayor Office building, Machko tea shop and Erbil Tower Hotel. These places were defined according to the visibility values. Erbil Tower Hotel can be seen from many places and one of the wall is suitable for vertical gardening. Mayor office roof is also very good places to monitor the city and it can be used for touristic activities as a view point, and Machko Tea Shop is located next to the historical citadel, and it is a touristic place of Erbil. In this research, a concept roof garden design was suggested and modelled for Mayor Building and Machko tea shop. Additionally, a simple vertical garden was crated and modelled for Erbil Tower hotel. Results showed that these tree small touches of the city using roof and vertical gardening techniques has been potentials to improve aesthetic and  cultural values. Roof and vertical gardening plants for Erbil were defined in a frame of this study.