NordBau 2017: Special Exhibition "Green to the City“ Shows Value Increases on Real Estate Properties and the Advantages to Municipalities.
Neumünster. The sustainable planning and management of public and private green spaces is becoming increasingly important in cities. At the NordBau 2017 (from 13 to 17 September 2017, Holstenhallen Neumünster), the benefits and options of the greening will be presented, under the motto „Green to the City“.
The Association of Horticulture (gardening), Landscaping and Sports Arenas Construction in Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg (Galabau), the North German Housing Company Association in Schleswig-Holstein, Haus & Grund (Buildings and Land) Schleswig-Holstein, the Schleswig-Holsteinische Gemeindetag (Municipalities), as well as the Federation of German Landscape Architects (BDLA) are involved in this show. The special feature: clients and contractors of urban green spaces have jointly designed the NordBau special exhibition. The aim is to highlight the potential for real estate’s value increases and the added value for cities and municipalities.
Concrete topics include; sustainable planning and management of green areas, alternative forms of rainwater use, tree planting in times of climate change and the greening of house facades. For example, a real inner courtyard from the city of Kiel is built as a backdrop and will be redesigned at the fair. With an illustrative realization on site, exhibitors will present ideas and inspiration for gardening and greening in the city and in the own living environment.
The managing director of Galabau, Achim Meierewert, points out that, in addition to the planning and creation of green areas, care and the related costs must also be taken into consideration. The actors also provide valuable tips on this, in the context of the special exhibition.
Alexander Blažek, Managing Director of Haus & Grund Schleswig-Holstein, adds: "Cities are sexy, but a little green, would of course, make it beautiful (in the truest sense of the word). This is why ‘urban gardening' or 'green to the city' reflect the current trend of combining the city's advantages with an individual green oasis. Haus & Grund offers qualified legal and professional advice on how owners can become an urban gardener, so as to make the property more attractive to themselves or to their tenants."
For the North German Housing Company Association (VNW) the NordBau’s focus is particularly important in times of climate change. "The city's greenery; whether on roofs, facades or on the ground, plays a prominent role in dealing with the heat island effect produced by cities and the increased flood potential after heavy rainfall, due to surface sealing. The possibilities for designing urban green spaces are numerous, and it is necessary to find the best solution for the location, in each individual case", says Petra Memmler, technology and energy advisor at the VNW. For all greening measures, the total number of quarters should be considered, for the benefit of as many inhabitants as possible.
In addition, German architects and planners will also be exchanging ideas with their Danish colleagues on the special topic of interest, "Green to the City", at the NordBau’s exhibition. Denmark has been a partner of this trade fair for over four decades. Another focal point in the 2017 trade fair will be the digitalisation in the building sectors, in addition to a comprehensive exhibition on all innovative developments on the construction machinery market. The meeting place for "site managers and foremen", as well as a wide range of further education and training offers will round up the trade fair.