Porto Fifth Facade Project


The Fifth Façade Project (PQAP), a project created by Paulo Palha, President of the Portuguese Association for Green Roofs (ANCV), is a project between ANCV and the Porto City Council. Its objective is to define the best way to include green roofs in the environmental and urban strategy of the city of Porto. 


The project began in August 2016 and was attended by a large group of people from different departments of the Porto City Council, as well as different universities, foreign municipalities, the European Federation of Green Roofs and Walls Associations, and the World Green Infrastructure Network, among other institutions. 


PQAP represents an important step in the history of the Green Roofs movement in Portugal, since it's the first time that a City Council manifests its will to include green roofs in the urban planning documents of the city. The project was also essential to give ANCV executive capacity and increasing visibility. On the other hand, it symbolizes the interdisciplinary character of the association, since it has been necessary to promote the intervention of research groups, companies, and municipalities; exactly the network created by ANCV.