Charles De Gaulle Airport Green Roof
Location: Paris, France
Owner Builder: Paris Aéroport
Designer: TN PLUS
Problem / Solution
This project situated near Paris was part of a major renovation and expansion of Charles de Gaulle airport. The aim of this project was to raise the level of the roofs without increasing the total weight of the structure.
Expanded clay lightweight was used due to its natural lightness and versatility.
Why expanded clay?
To raise the level of the roof without increasing weight on the construction, an environmental friendly, lightweight material that was easy to place was needed. The highly qualitative, nicely designed buildings asked for a material that could be blown by silo trucks. Height of the different roofs altered between 8 metres and 16 metres in height.