Creating Landscape on a Roof
The Department of landscape Architecture at the Technological Educational Institute of Kavala – Drama has for the last three years successfully organised International Landscape Workshops, attracting academics, professionals and students from Greece, Turkey, Romania, Cyprus, Ireland, France, Sweden and England. These workshops have now become a permanent fixture and each year focuse on a topical landscape theme. The theme of the 4th International Landscape Workshop from Greece 11-13 May 2009 titled “Creating landscape on a roof” was a direct response to concerns relating to the rapid loss of green field lands due to over development and damage to the natural environment. Invited guests participated by presenting a series of papers and lectures relating to green roofs from an international perspective. Students and tutors from the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Technological Educational Institute of Kavala – Drama, alongside their counterparts from Istanbul Technical University – Landscape Architecture Department, College of Architecture collaborated on designing a roof garden on the newly built headquarters, (designed by Architect Fatouros) where the Municipal Enterprise of International Short Film Festival in Drama is based. The building is located in the natural district of Aghia Varvara, nearby the centre of Drama. The book is divided in two sections: the first section includes the papers and lectures presented by the guests and the second section shows casing students works.