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Greenroof Project of the Week for December 23, 2013: Hanover Architectural Products Headquarters

on December 27, 2013 at 2:08 pm under Project of the Week: 12/23/13

Hanover Architectural Products Headquarters
Hanover, PA, USA

6,164 sq. ft Greenroof


Project Description & Details

Perched atop Hanover® Architectural Product’s one-story warehouse, the company’s green roof provides clients, potential partners, employees, and their families with a vibrant outdoor space. Visitors access the retrofit project from the adjacent corporate headquarters building, and can view the outdoor space while working through conference room and office windows.

Roofmeadow designed the showcase green roof for the industry leader in architectural pavers using these assemblies: Type III (4-8” of media), and Types II (6-8” of media; planters with 8” of media; and tree pits with 26” of media). The main design objective was to integrate the client’s off the shelf concrete architectural products into the roofscape in unsuspecting ways. The carefully-selected plant palette amplifies visitors’ sensory experience: wind blowing through ornamental grasses creates a calming auditory backdrop; trees provide a cool microclimate for those relaxing on the Shade Grove’s seatwalls; scents of Clethra and Magnolia whiff through the space; succulent groundcovers provide bursts of color throughout the seasons.


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Year: 2012
Owner: Hanover Architectural Products
Location: Hanover, PA, USA
Building Type: Corporate
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 6,164 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private


Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Landscape Architecture & Engineering: Roofmeadow
Waterproofing: HENRY 790-11 hot fluid applied membrane
Insulation: OWENS Corning Foamular 604 60 psi extruded polystyrene
Installation: Roofmeadow Contractor G.R.A.S.S.
Pavers: Roofmeadow

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

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