Parking beneath the park

31 May 2001 16:51 - BAM Infra bv

HBG Bouw en Vastgoed and HBG Civiel are launching the PARKgarage. This is a multi-storey car park design offering added value in that the roof can be planted up to form a park. The idea is based on a parking garage built in Australia 30 years ago.

The columns in the garage fan out towards the top, creating a large concrete bowl. These bowls join up to form the roof. The PARKgarage has advantages compared with conventional designs. The bowl-like columns create extra space in the garage at the same time as allowing a thick layer of soil to be placed on the roof in which trees and other plants can grow. This Tebodin-developed design provides for a high standard of finish.