Our design for the Smíchoff project includes green roofs and a large parterre behind an office building in a busy part of the city. Screened off from the Plzeňská street, the space is surprisingly quiet.
Our design includes staircases for the sloped terrain and paved recreational areas, but most of the parterre is green. We have selected wild-growing plants for the extensive slopes; these plants will cope with the difficult conditions and, at the same time, will create a vegetation cover protecting the slopes against erosion (geocells have been installed as well). To some extent, this vegetation will be able to regulate itself (thus reducing the costs of maintenance in a terrain that is difficult to access), and will also be aesthetically pleasing. The mix includes perennials and grasses, complemented with some woody plants. Many of the species are indigenous and, also due to its low maintenance intensity, the area functions as a biotope.