Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 1/7/13
The Barnes Foundation
Philadelphia, PA, USA
13,000 sf. Greenroof
Project Description & Details
The new Platinum LEED Barnes Foundation‘s 93,000 sf building designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, conceived as a â€œgallery within a garden and a garden within a gallery,â€ is set within a four-and-a-half-acre site with landscape architecture by Olin Partnership. Â The building provides significant new facilities for the Foundation’s core programs in art education, as well as for temporary exhibitions and visitor amenities.
Designed by Roofmeadow, The Barnes Foundation boasts a 13,000 sf compliance green roof intended to satisfy the Philadelphia Water Departmentâ€™s stormwater management requirements. Â Established with pre-grown Sedum mats by SempergreenÂ which were interplanted with perennials, the simple, extensive green roof is unusual because of its ability to support flowering plants in a thin un-irrigated assembly. Â Throughout the spring and summer Achillea, Talinum, Dianthus, and Phlox will provide a progression of color through the green carpet. Â The green roof lies on a roof which protects a priceless and historic art collection of Dr. Albert Barnes.
The Barnes Foundation is featured in the month of March in the 2013 Greenroofs & Walls of the Worldâ„¢ Calendar.
Owner: The Barnes Foundation
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Building Type: Non-Profit
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 13,000 sq.ft.
Access: Accessible, Private
Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Architect: Tod Williams and Billie Tsien
Landscape Architect: Olin Partnership
Green Roof Provider:Â Roofmeadow
Waterproofing Manufacturer: Sika Sarnafil
Waterproofing Contractor: EDA Contractors
Green Roof Media Provider: SkyGarden
Pre-vegetated Sedum Mats: Sempergreen
Installation/Roofmeadow Network Contractor: G.R.A.S.S.
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