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Greenroof Project of the Week for June 3, 2013: Atlanta Botanical Garden, The Hardin Visitors Center & Parking Deck

on June 25, 2013 at 3:18 pm under

Atlanta Botanical Garden, The Hardin Visitors Center & Parking Deck
Atlanta, GA, USA

4,500 sf. Greenroof

Project Description & Details

The mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden (ABG) is to develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, research, conservation and enjoyment, composed of a number of smaller themed indoor and outdoor gardens. Environmental sustainability was considered in every aspect of the project, from greenroofs and a cistern to harvest storm water for irrigation and water features, to recycled granite curbs.

ABG boasts 30 lovely acres, plus an extensive greenroof and an intensive Garden Roof Assembly from American Hydrotech over the new 2-story Visitor Center and Parking Deck which meet grade on the upper level – plus a living wall in the Edible Garden and Outdoor Kitchen. The Allen and Gail Hardin Visitor Center at ABG provides a beautiful new entry experience for visitors and increased synergy with adjacent Piedmont Park. The Visitor Center is a dramatic, transparent structure filled with natural light and the LEED-Gold certified design includes: insulated glass, wood certified to be from local sustainable sources, natural daylighting and greenroofs overhead.

Year: 2009
Owner: Atlanta Botanical Garden
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Building Type: Non-Profit
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 4,500 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Greenroof System: Garden Roof Assembly, American Hydrotech
Growing Media:
ItSaul Natural
Growing Media: Stalite PermaTill®
Plant Supplier: Saul Nurseries
General Contractor: Hardin Construction Company
Architect: Jova/Daniels/Busby
Project Manager: Silverman Construction Program Management
Landscape Architect: EDAW

Click here to see more information about this project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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