VISA Office Garden
General Landscape installation, landscape consultations, customized design solution, timber works, water feature, irrigation system. Roof gardens, themed garden for residential & commercial projects.
Types of rooftop greenery
Intensive Roof – designed to be accessible to the public. It is often utilised as a communal rooftop space for recreational purposes. Compared to a simple green roof, the design and layout of a roof garden is more elaborate with the inclusion of pathways, lighting fixtures, and benches.
Extensive Roof – not designed for public access or recreational use, and access is strictly for periodic maintenance, thinner vegetation support layer.
Benefits of rooftop greenery
Increase Roof Life – A green roof protects the roofing material from external influences such as the sun, rain, wind and temperature fluctuations and doubles or triples the life span of the roof.
Cost Saving – reduced heat flux through the roof, hence requiring less energy for cooling which can lead to significant cost savings.
Reduce Urban Heat Island Effect – the roof is cooled through transpiration from the plants and evaporation from the water collected in the drainage layer – transpiration, the same process when humans sweat to cool down!
Reduce and Slows Stormwater Runoff – the plants, substrate and drainage layer of a green roof delays stormwater runoff into sewage systems. This significantly lowers the risk of flash flood.
Increase Local Biodiversity – As undisturbed areas, rooftops can serve as new habitat for wildlife, mitigating the loss of habitat due to increasing urbanisation.
Improve Air Quality – The vegetation traps pollutants such as dust and other airborne particles and deposit onto solid surfaces – known as dry deposition, a natural process to removing pollutants from the atmosphere.
Types of Landscapes
General landscapes – basic & simple greenery plantation and hardscape selections.
Gardens – a more elaborate plantation and hardscape implementation that is usually themed to give users a certain experience.
Benefits of Landscapes
Cooler Environment – Grass is much cooler than asphalt or cement.
Improved Air Quality – Vital role in capturing dust, smoke particles and airborne other pollutants.
Reduce Noise Pollution – the irregular surface of vegetations disperse sound waves and refract noise.
Improved wellness – greenery softens the hard surfaces from urbanisation which can reduce stress and lower blood pressure.
Higher property value – when done well, it compliments the surrounding elements and elevates the aesthetics of a space.
Cost Saving – Strategic placement of trees can help reduce the energy required for cooling which can lead to a significant cost savings.