Green Roof Award

The Scandinavian Green Roof Prize has been awarded annually to the best green roof project in Scandinavia since the prize’s inception in 2000 as an initiative of The City of Malmö. The prize tradition is intended to inspire the Scandinavian green roof market toward excellence and to raise public and professional awareness about the multiple benefits of green roofs. The prize acknowledges an organization’s or individual’s role in creating a green roof that raises the standard for quality and value in our field.


Amager Bakke &
Amager Resource Center

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Developer: SLA & BIG


The Greenest of the green

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Developer: TA Companies Ltd (TA-yhtiöt)

2017 (CO-WINNER)

Panum Institute

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Developer: C.F. Møller Architects

2017 (CO-WINNER)


Location: Malmö, Sweden
Developer: Hauschild + Siegel


Egedal City Hall &
Health Care Center

Location: Egedal, Denmark
Developer: Egedal Kommune



Location: Malmö, Sweden
Developer: MKB Fastighets AB


Novo Nordisk

Location: Bagsværd, Denmark
Developer: Henning Larsen Architects

Green roof projects from all Scandinavian countries are eligible for nomination. The criteria for judging the winner of the award are:

The variety of plants species and animals, and specific design for habitat replication.

How the green roof utilizes rainwater and / or been part of the strategy for climate change adaptation.

Recreational value
To which extent the green roof offers recreational values.

Material selection that supports circular economy and does not include materials with a heavy environmental impact.

Spectacular and innovative design, and / or multi-functional design concepts.


Application for the Green Roof Prize is closed. It will open again later this year.