Sustainable models for a better city
Urban gardening is a major component of BAU’s vision for Jiashan Market. “Going green” can’t just be about consumption, and “sustainability” is only a word without real action to back it up. Rooftop gardens not only provide fresh produce and aesthetic beauty, but they also help insulate the building beneath, reducing energy consumption and shrinking its carbon footprint.
BAU, Jiashan Market’s designers, take the 2010 Shanghai Expo slogan of “Better City, Better Life” seriously, and intend that Jiashan Market serve as an Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) showcase demon¬strating the benefits of a greener city.
• Growing fruits, vegetables and herbs on the rooftops of Jiashan Market’s renovated factory buildings means that restaurants and residents have access to farm-fresh ingredients.
• Children from Jiashan Kid’s Club have an opportunity to learn about natural processes, nutrition and environmental conservation.
• Residents also have the opportunity to relax amidst flourishing greenery and do a bit of gardening them¬selves.
• And it’s all in the heart of Shanghai, proving that greener living is easily achievable even in one of the world’s densest cityscapes.
We hope the Jiashan Market model catches on, spurring a green-rooftop revolution across our great city. Come by and see what’s fresh!