Bydgoszcz, Poland
City population: 352085
Duration: 2007 – 2008
Implementation status: Completed
Scale: Sub-microscale: Street scale (including buildings)
Project area: 362 m2
Type of area: Residental, Central Business District / City Centre
Last updated: October 2021

A green roof of the total area of 362 m2 was established in a modernized historic neighbourhood in the centre of Bydgoszcz. The rooftop serves aesthetic and recreational purposes for the residents and visitors. Selected plants retain as much as 40-99% of rainwater and absorb air pollution [1].

Arkada Park


Nature-based solution

  • Nature on buildings
  • Green roofs

Key challenges

  • Water management (SDG 6)
  • Stormwater and rainfall management and storage
  • Green space, habitats and biodiversity (SDG 15)
  • Green space creation and/or management
  • Environmental quality
  • Air quality improvement
  • Regeneration, land-use and urban development
  • Regulation of built environment
  • Promotion of naturalistic urban landscape design
  • Health and well-being (SDG 3)
  • Creation of opportunities for relaxation and recreation


Creation of new green areas, Improved governance of green or blue areas

Project objectives

1) Creation of green urban space; 2) increasing the aesthetics of the building (marketing); 3) water retention; 4) improvement in the local air quality [1].

Implementation activities

Building a green roof on the total area of 362 m2 with the use of green roof insulation system VEDAG [1].

Main beneficiaries

  • Private sector/Corporate/Company
  • Citizens or community groups


Management set-up

  • Led by non-government actors

Type of initiating organisation

  • Private sector/corporate actor/company

Participatory approaches/ community involvement

  • Unknown

Details on the roles of the organisations involved in the project

The real estate developer is Arkada Holding. Modern architecture of the buildings was designed by ARTBUD architectural studio from Bydgoszcz and the project was implemented by the Dudimar company from Bydgoszcz [1].

Project implemented in response to ...

... an EU policy or strategy? Unknown
... a national policy or strategy? Unknown
... a local policy or strategy? Unknown


Total cost


Source(s) of funding

  • Corporate investment

Type of funding

  • Unknown

Non-financial contribution


Impacts and Monitoring

Environmental impacts

  • Environmental quality
  • Improved air quality
  • Water management and blue areas
  • Improved stormwater management
  • Green space and habitat
  • Promotion of naturalistic styles of landscape design for urban development
  • Increased green space area
  • Increased ecological connectivity across regeneration sites and scales

Economic impacts

  • Increased property prices
  • Attraction of business and investment

Socio-cultural impacts

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Gain in activities for recreation and exercise
  • Cultural heritage and sense of place
  • Improvement in people’s connection to nature
  • Protection of historic and cultural landscape / infrastructure

Type of reported impacts

Achieved impacts

Presence of formal monitoring system


Presence of indicators used in reporting

No evidence in public records

Presence of monitoring/ evaluation reports

No evidence in public records

Availability of a web-based monitoring tool

No evidence in public records