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Greenwalls & Greenroof Project of the Week for November 25, 2013: Grand Rapids Downtown Market

on November 26, 2013 at 12:17 pm under Project of the Week: 11/25/13

Grand Rapids Downtown Market Living Walls & Green Roof
Grand Rapids, MI, USA

832 sq. ft. Living Walls & 4,800 sq. ft. Greenroof


Project Description & Details

The $30 million development Grand Rapids Downtown Market is a mixed-use facility that brings together production, distribution, marketing and education about local produce. The founders had a vision for a green facility which reflected their commitment to local, sustainable products. As the first LEED-intended green market in the U.S., the design team carefully chose products which met the green building standards.

First, a LiveWall system totaling 832 square feet was installed this past May on three separate sections of the exterior brick walls planted with hardy colorful perennials, enhancing sustainability and drawing the attention of passersby. In keeping with the Downtown Market values, the LiveRoof team followed with a green roof in June, establishing a healthy, sustainable ecosystem that covers the rooftop with seamless vegetation. Publicly accessible, it provides a relaxing space for visitors and staff and features three patterned plant mixes of yellow, green and pink, and red and purple.


The Grand Rapids Downtown Market Living Walls & Green Roof are featured in the month of August in The 2014 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Calendar – order yours today. They make a perfect holiday gift for your family, friends, staff and clients!

GrandRapidsDowntownMarketLiveWall2Year: 2013
Owner: Downtown Market Inc.
Location: Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

Type: Living Wall
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 832 sq.ft.
Slope: 100%

Type: Extensive Greenroof
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 4800 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%


Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Hugh A. Boyd, Architect
General Contractor: Pioneer Construction
Greenwall System:
LiveWall, LLC.
Living Wall Plant Palette & Layout Design:
Pete Lazdins and Michelle Hoffner, ProgressiveAE
Green Wall Supplier:
LiveWall, LLC.
Greenroof System:
LiveRoof, LLC.
Greenroof Supplier:
LiveRoof, LLC.
Green Roof Installation:
Modern Roofing

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