Video & Project of the Week for July 28, 2014: Nanyang Technological University School of Art, Design and Media

July 29, 2014 at 2:36 pm Project of the Week: 7/28/14


Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
School of Art, Design and Media (ADM)
107,639 sf Greenroof


Project Description & Details

Located on the southwestern outskirts of Singapore on the 200-hectare Yunnan Garden campus, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has earned itself a reputation as one of the leading science, technology and research universities in the world. The iconic 215,000-square-foot School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) is the island nation’s first professional art school, and the refurbished ADM Gallery is a unique, high-tech creative space that hosts exciting contemporary art exhibitions by artists from Singapore, Southeast Asia, and beyond.

Designed by CPG Consultants, the ADM varies from 2-5 stories and the key feature of the building design is the green roof that slopes almost at a 45-degree angle. Formed by two sloping, tapering arcs that interlock with a third, smaller arc, the roof of the ADM was cast in heavily ribbed, reinforced concrete. The sunken, almond shaped courtyard is formed by the space in between the building’s two main arms and is beautifully reflected from the interior high performance, double glazed glass curtain wall facades. Accentuated by fountains and a floating performance platform, a reflecting pond adds to the communal ambiance while helping to cool the center space. The roof turf consists of a combination of two grasses, Zoysia matrella and Ophiopogon, irrigated via a rainwater collection system with rain sensors. The curving roofs are accessible by stairs along the edges, although only one of the six portions of green roof is best for seating due to lower slopes. In 2011 NTU received the Green Mark Platinum Award from the Singapore Building and Construction Authority for the eco-friendly building.

Year: 2006
Owner: Nanyang Technological University
Location: Singapore
Building Type: Educational
Type: Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 107,639 sq.ft.
Grade: 60%
Accessible, Open to Public


Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: CPG Consultants Pte Ltd
Developer: Nanyang Technological University
Civil & Structural Engineer: CPG Consultants Pte Ltd
Waterproofing Specialist: Elmich Pte Ltd & Lee Construction Pte Ltd
Waterproofing Materials: alwitra GmbH & Co
General Contractor: Teambuild Construction Pte Ltd


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Greenroof & Greenwall Directory Company of the Week for July 25, 2014: Green Living Technologies International

July 28, 2014 at 11:01 am

New feature on!

Our Greenroof & Greenwall Directory Company of the Week is an exclusive benefit for companies listed in our Directory, highlighting their business to our audience of stakeholders, professionals, and decision makers:


Green Living Technologies International

Green Living Technologies International (GLTi) is a soil based, true vertical agriculture manufacturer/designer of green roofs & walls available in a 2′ x 2′ x 3″ configuration or with custom dimensions and depth. GLTi & the GLT Institute continue to evolve as a leader and solutions company.

GLTi-logoGreen Living Technologies International is privately owned, manufacturing patented modular green living walls and green roofs for easy installation using fully Certified GLT Installers and local Certified Maintenance Technicians and Growers.  Other services include engineering, custom manufacturing, project management and lifetime warranties.

Green Living Walls

The Green Living Wall was developed as an application for sloped green roofs. Manufactured from aluminum or stainless steel for crop production, it is available in a variety of sizes and depths. The original “Edible Wall,” we specialize in vertical crop production for private, educational and commercial production.

Green Living Roof Panels

  • Available pre-vegetated or as planted in place Extensive
  • Create shapes and odd angles and account for undulations
  • Always the base for Intensive or Hybrid systems
  • Extensive is less than 15 pounds per square foot saturated

Green Living Roof Trays

  • Easy do it yourself green roof, no special skills or tools
  • Save over 75% in installation labor compared to others
  • 4 inch depth is only 15 pounds per square foot saturated
  • Available pre-vegetated or planted in place
  • Available in 4 inch, 6 inch and 8 inch depths
  • Can adjust the water retention capabilities by adding or removing the GLT water retention mats

The first engineered growing media specifically for Living Walls, it is manufactured using a fermentation process utilizing 100% bio-solids. The Nitrogen content is 3%, high levels of phosphorus and potassium allow the same matrix to be used as the organic ingredient for the Green Living Extensive and Intensive green roof blends. Unlike synthetic fertilizers, the GLT bioSoil does not leech into the environment making bioSoil an excellent top dressing for green roofs.

Green Living Technologies International products touch the world in many ways by providing quality market driven solutions and applying a compassionate and comprehensive skill set to each opportunity with a goal to bridge community involvement, providing learning opportunities, and creating jobs without impacting the environment.


For more detailed information about Green Living Technologies International, please visit their company profile in The Greenroof & Greenwall Directory.

In addition to the eNews blast to our 10,000+ opt-in subscribers, we have created a prominent position on the Homepage for this weekly spotlight as well as posted on all our social media sites…  And, the centerpiece of this premier feature is the original video!  This exclusive video (about 2:00 min.) of each firm is also included inside their company profiles – see below.  For additional exposure, these videos will also be playing on various playlists in our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube.

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Video & Project of the Week for July 21, 2014: Britomart East Complex Green Walls

July 24, 2014 at 10:18 am Project of the Week: 7/21/14


Britomart East Complex Green Walls
Auckland, New Zealand
1,292 sf Greenwall


Project Description & Details

Britomart is a vibrant shopping, entertainment and business precinct in the heart of downtown Auckland. Surrounded by beautiful heritage buildings, the neighbourhood has a wide array of restaurants and bars, world-class fashion boutiques and interesting art spaces. Located on Takutai in the city’s Central Business District, stunning living walls are situated in the atrium of the Britomart East complex. The green walls were an ideal lightweight solution to the question of how to differentiate the complex’s interior aesthetic.

Designed and installed by Natural Habitats, the two three-story high, 120 m2 of green walls line the east and west end walls and integrate seamlessly into the building fabric. The vertical plantings are hydroponically fed on harvested rainwater and the green walls feature a custom designed planting palette chosen for their low light and maintenance requirements. The walls’ 60 custom made panels had to be carefully installed using a building maintenance unit and abseiling equipment. Considered eco-artwork, they are the focal point of the atrium. The building has a New Zealand Green Building Council five-star rating.

Year: 2011
Owner: Cooper & Company
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Living Wall
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 1,292 sq.ft.
Grade: 100%
Accessible, Open to Public


Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Greenwall Designer and Director: Graham Cleary, Natural Habitats
Modular Greenwall System: Natural Habitats
Mesh Baskets and Gutter Fabricator: AMW Fabrication


New!  Project of the Week Video Feature

Watch the Britomart East Complex Green Walls Project of the Week Video below or see it on our greenroofs.TV on YouTube:

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!

~ Linda V.

The Mid-Atlantic Green Roof Science and Technology Symposium is August 7 & 8, 2014

July 22, 2014 at 2:17 pm

If you are located in the U.S.’s Mid-Atlantic region, be sure not to miss the upcoming Mid-Atlantic Green Roof Science and Technology (MGRST) Symposium on August 7 & 8, held at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD.


Everyone speaking is an expert in his or her respective field, as you can see below, including two of our very engaging Contributing Editors, Ed Snodgrass of Emory Knoll Farms/Green Roof Plants and Jorg Breuning of Green Roof Service/Green Roof Technology:



Also presenting are a couple of advertisers who are long time leaders in our industry - and both awesome individuals, too:  Charlie Miller of Roofmeadow and Greg Long of Capitol Greenroofs.

Register at:

For more information about the Mid-Atlantic Green Roof Science and Technology Symposium, please contact:

Steven M. Cohan, Ph.D.
Professor of the Practice
University of Maryland
(301) 405-6969

~ Linda V.