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Video & Project of the Week for April 27, 2015: 1630-2 Meeting Street, “The Refinery”

on April 28, 2015 at 1:48 pm under Project of the Week: 4/27/15

1630-2 Meeting Street, “The Refinery”
Charleston, SC, USA
2,300 sf. Greenroof


Project Description & Details

Located just four miles north of downtown in Charleston’s Upper Peninsula, a long blighted area of post-industrial brownfields known as “The Neck” is now a booming site of revitalization and a mecca for creative businesses. One shining example of this rebirth is the 1600 Meeting Street Development by Flyway Development with a newly renovated set of three buildings rehabilitated by The Middleton Group Architecture. Formerly owned and occupied by Exxon Oil, the 89-year-old buildings had laid vacant for over two decades. Flyway’s goal for the property was to create a hub for creative people to come together, connect, and work. They also aspired to renovate the buildings sustainably by using reclaimed materials, eco-efficient lighting, and a green roof which sits above the shared offices of Lowcountry Local First, a non-profit advocate and promoter of local small businesses and farmers, and its initiative, the Local Works collaborative workspace community.

Designed using the GROWVista™ modular green roof system from Green Roof Outfitters, the green roof atop 1630-2 Meeting Street covers a majority of the building’s roof surface and features both extensive and intensive plantings. The green roof was installed over the course of a day. The extensive portions of the green roof, which make up the majority of the green roof, were planted using Sedum Mats provided by Moerings USA / Sempergreen. Pre-grown modules planted with Sedums, Delosperma, Prickly Pear, and Allium were used around the HV/AC units. A small intensive section of the green roof features native coastal perennials and grasses. The green roof can easily be observed from the third floor balcony of the adjacent building and is often the highlight of building tours and the flowering green roof makes an interesting juxtaposition with the oil tanks seen in the distance.

Find more photos and additional information about this project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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Year: 2014
Owner: Flyway Development
Location: Charleston, SC, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 2,300 sq. ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Inaccessible, Private

1630-2-MeetingStreet2Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: The Middleton Group Architecture
Modular System: GROWVista™, Green Roof Outfitters
Green Roof Designer: Green Roof Outfitters
Installation: Green Roof Outfitters
Pre-vegetated Mats: Moerings USA / Sempergreen

1630-2-MeetingStreet3Project of the Week Video Feature

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