Australian Parliament House green roof

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The Australian Parliament House green roof in Canberra, Australia, is possibly one of the world’s earliest and most successful modern green roofs. The Parliament House building was constructed in 1988 for $1.1 billion.

The original reason for the design for the green roof was "to preserve the shape of the hill on which it was built". The Parliament building was constructed into the top of the hill and the roof was grassed over.

There has been some recent discussions about replacing the green grass turf of the roof with more sustainable local grass plant varieties.

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