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World Forum gets extra green roof

Published: 5 November 2019Modified: 19 November 2019

The Hague has another green roof. On 28 October the last portion of the sedum planting was rolled out on the roof of the World Forum The Hague. This has resulted in an additional 900 square metres of green roof in the city.

This green roof was made possible through financial contributions from the Municipality of The Hague, the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, the Delfland Water Board and the World Forum. The unveiling of the green canopy, called the 'Fresh Air Zone', at World Forum The Hague took place during the Day of the City event.

Deputy Mayor Liesbeth van Tongeren rolls out the last sedum planting on the roof of the World Forum The Hague
Deputy Mayor Liesbeth van Tongeren rolls out the last sedum planting on the roof of the World Forum The Hague

Green canopy

This project is part of the municipality's sustainability policy. The aim of the green canopy is to contribute to a better environment and prevent flooding. The municipality is proud of this project because it supports the goal of a climate-neutral city and is also an inspiring example for other similar conversions.

Over the last few years the municipality has subsidised approximately 77,000 square metres of green roofs. Between 5,000 and 10,000 square metres of green roofs are added each year. In addition, solar panels can be found on about 5% of the city’s rooftops.

Sustainable conference venue

After the Municipality of The Hague purchased the World Forum a few years ago, it converted it into 1 of the most sustainable conference venues in the Netherlands with good insulation, a green roof, solar panels and triple glass.