Roof gardens

Explore the best roof gardens on Dezeen, from a lush oasis on the roof of a Sydney penthouse to a tranquil rooftop courtyard complete with lotus pond in India.
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an outdoor tennis court surrounded by palm trees and yellow railings with benches on the side
SelgasCano wraps LA hillside house in colourful aluminium tubes
SelgasCano wraps LA hillside house in colourful aluminium tubes
people are sitting on the roof of a building at night with lights in front of them
"First hybrid timber high-rise hotel" completes in Japan
The rooftop is open to the public.
two people are standing on the roof of a house that is shaped like a pyramid
Sloped walls form Canyon Drive housing complex by LOHA in Los Angeles
In lieu of a traditional back garden, each home also has a roof deck, which offers views of the neighbourhood and a place to take in fresh air.
an airport runway with grass growing on the sides and buildings in the backgrouds
Garden added to Fiat's Lingotto building rooftop test track
Italian architect Benedetto Camerana has created a rooftop garden called La Pista 500 on the rooftop test track at Lingotto, Fiat's iconic former car factory in Turin.
an outdoor swimming pool in the middle of a patio with wooden slats on it
Rooftop pools crown BAI-HA holiday apartments in Tulum jungle by PPAA
BAI-HA spans three storeys and a rooftop with views of the jungle canopy and ocean. The resort is located in Aldea Zamá, southern Tulum, about 100 metres from the area's main beachfront.
a green roof on the side of a building with purple flowers growing in front of it
After Party completes House and the River in Lithuania
After Party founders Giedrius Mamavičius and Gabrielė Ubarevičiūtė have also given the house a distinct character, with the use of sharp angles and splashes of unexpected colour and materiality.
rows of red and blue chairs sitting next to each other in front of a building
Masquespacio creates colour-blocked interiors for Resa student housing
The interior design by Masquespacio for the Resa student housing was commissioned with the aim of letting its occupants "share experiences as a community".
an apartment balcony with grass and lounge chairs
Irregularly stacked cubes form define ODA apartment building in Dumbo
Residents also have access to a rooftop terrace with sweeping views of the city. The open-air space offers barbecue stations, three outdoor kitchens, fitness equipment and a screening area.
people are sitting at tables on the side of a building overlooking a river and bridge
Snøhetta covers arched Le Monde Group Headquarters with glass tiles
The Le Monde Headquarters are complete with a slim rooftop terrace that is accessible from both sides of the building. It is lined with greenery and provides employees with views out over the city and the Seine river.
an aerial view of a red building with stairs leading up to it's roof
Powerhouse Company tops reception building with undulating walking trail
Powerhouse Company tops reception building with undulating walking trail.
a woman walking down a red walkway next to trees
Powerhouse Company tops reception building with undulating walking trail
Architecture studio Powerhouse Company has created a reception building topped with a circular walking trail as part of a development in Chengdu, China.
two chairs and a table on a brick patio with an old building in the background
Shaker-inspired rooms feature in Mexico City's Círculo Mexicano hotel
Guests can sit around the jet-black dining tables or on the more relaxed woven-back sofa seats while taking in views of notable Mexico City attractions such as the Metropolitan Cathedral and Templo Mayor.
an artist's rendering of people walking around in a courtyard with trees and bushes
Sky gardens to crown Shenzhen children's hospital by B+H Architects
The roof gardens will be complemented by a green wall on the corner of the building and geometric cladding that evokes foliage.
an artist's rendering of a city park with palm trees and buildings in the background
Sky gardens to crown Shenzhen children's hospital by B+H Architects
The focal point of the 13-storey hospital will be its cascade of roof gardens, which will be visible from ground level and come complete with a basketball court. The cascading shape will be achieved by B+H Architects using a stepped building form, which the studio has designed to evoke the nearby LianHua mountain.
a green roof on top of a building in the middle of some trees and grass
Casa Carmen's green roofs merge with hill and forest in Colombian neighbourhood
Architecture studio OA+ has threaded a path through this adobe brick and wood house in Envigado, Colombia that leads from its entrance to woodland at the rear.