Greenroof Project of the Week for February 11, 2013: Orlando Health MD Anderson Cancer Center Labyrinth Vegetated Roof Garden

February 13, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 2/11/13

Orlando Health MD Anderson Cancer Center Labyrinth Vegetated Roof Garden
Orlando, FL, USA
5,000 sf. Greenroof

Orlando Health MD Anderson Cancer Center Labyrinth Vegetated Roof Garden; photo courtesy of Tremco, Inc.

Project Description & Details

The MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando is the first and largest affiliate of the world-renowned University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center located in Houston, Texas. In 2011, the Orlando Health MD Anderson Cancer Center Labyrinth Vegetated Roof Garden, originally built in 2001, was in need of repair and renovation from the roof membrane up. Tremco, Incorporated provided technical and diagnostic assistance and project management along with materials to repair and replace the roof membrane and all of the vegetated roof components.

Today, the new garden serves as an integral part of the Cancer Center’s unique integration of meditation into their cancer therapy. Every element lends itself to contemplation: quiet shaded alcoves for one-on-one patient/therapist discussions, 3 fountains linked by a rock-lined dry creek bed and the ever-present labyrinth used as a tool to instruct patients about finding their way through crisis with spiritual growth. For patients and staff, the garden is about the healing value of hope.

The Orlando Health MD Anderson Cancer Center Labyrinth Vegetated Roof Garden is featured in the month of November in the 2013 Greenroofs & Walls of the Worldâ„¢ Calendar.

See Greenroofs & Walls of the Worldâ„¢ Virtual Summit 2013 Keynote Speaker Mary Ann Uhlmann, GRP, Environmental Horticulturist and Manager, Vegetated Roof Systems Program Development for Tremco this Wednesday, February 13. She’ll be presenting “Green Infrastructure Design and the Biophilic Effect.”

Year: 2011
Owner: Orlando Health MD Anderson
Location: Orlando, FL, USA
Building Type: Healthcare
Type: Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 5,000 sq. ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private

Orlando Health MD Anderson Cancer Center Labyrinth Vegetated Roof Garden; photo courtesy of Tremco, Inc.

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Landscape Architect & Designer of new garden: Paul Verlander
Construction Contractor: P & A Roofing and Sheet Metal
Greenroof System: Tremco
Plant & Hardscape Installation: ValleyCrest Landscape Development
Horticulturist and Project Support: Mary Ann Uhlmann, Tremco, Inc.

Also, visit Tremco at The Expo Pavilion in the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013.

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

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