What solution to face the scarcity of urban space and climate change? To this question, the city of Rotterdam answered with the Rooftop Walk: a promenade on several rooftops of the city center connected by a 30-meter-long aerial bridge.
This interesting yellow path is a short-lived installation created by the association “Dakendagen.” The course showcases various solutions that use rooftops to tackle the current and future issues that cities face: wind turbines, rainwater containers, solar panels, artworks, examples of biotopes, or a landing target for drones. Among these is the popular “DakAkker” (Dutch for “field on the roof”), a 1,000 square meter space on the sixth floor of a building where vegetables, fruits, and edible flowers grow.
This project questions how the city will be shaped in the future. With less than 3% of Rotterdam’s flat roofs currently used, rooftops have an untapped potential for extension of the public domain.