The Roof Park ('Dakpark’) is an elevated park on a former railway yard in the Delfshaven quarter in Rotterdam. The park is located on top of the roof of a new shopping centre, which includes a parking garage (hence its name, ‘dak’ means ‘roof’). The park is the largest green roof in Rotterdam and one of the largest in the Netherlands. The park offers a playground, communal garden and a Mediterranean garden with an orangery (figure 9). The Roof Park is 1,000 m long and 80 m wide. The park is situated 9 m above street level. There is 25,000 m2 retail spaces under the city park, and the structure includes a car park with space for about 750 cars. The gardens bring more nature to the district, and the project as a whole has provided more employment. The Roof Park is combined with a dike, the ‘Delflandse Dijk’, that is part of dike ring 14, which protects the urban area of the Randstad.
|Title of host publication||Integral Design of Multifunctional Flood Defenses|
|Subtitle of host publication||Multidisciplinary Approaches and Examples|
|Editors||Baukje Kothuis, Matthijs Kok|
|Publisher||Delft University Publishers|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|