In the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver, students and faculty engage directly with our vibrant city, dynamic community, and magnificent landscape by working on real projects that make a real difference. Explore the ways research and creative projects at CAP ignite evolution that enriches places for people and the planet.
Students in Leila Tolderlund's landscape architecture course, LDAR 6712 Green Roofs/Living Systems, designed the "The Green Roof Café," a mobile coffee shop and combined green roof and solar PV educational exhibit, designed to unfold from a 2.5m x 6m
customized shipping container into 1,2 or 3 parking spaces.The Green Roof Pop-Up Container Café is designed to be able to travel around European Cities to provide an unconventional participatory learning experience and educate the public about the benefits, components, economics, and regulations of green roofs in urban areas.
The project was accepted for poster presentation at EUGIC (European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference) and finalist for the Creative Vision, Concept or Theory category.