Project of the Week for March 13, 2017: Golden 1 Center LiveWall

March 13, 2017 at 1:56 pm

Project of the Week Golden 1 Center LiveWall

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 3/13/17

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Golden 1 Center
Sacramento, CA, USA
4,800 sq. ft. Greenwalls (7)

Project of the Week Mini Description & Details

As the world’s first indoor sports venue certified LEED Platinum, the Golden 1 Center is the brand new home of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, featuring seven sections of LiveWall® green walls. Designed by AECOM to be different from a typical sports arena unconnected from its surroundings and lifeless except on game days, the Golden 1 Center celebrates Sacramento’s climate and lifestyle. Its innovative indoor-outdoor design re-imagines how an arena can relate to the streetscapes and neighborhoods around it. Reflecting the region and connecting to the city, the living walls are a prominent feature of Golden 1 Center.

Project of the Week Golden 1 Center LiveWall

Project of the Week Golden 1 Center LiveWall

The inspired idea was to make the building look as if it rests on the green walls, rooting the arena in the landscape and extending it from the new plaza up to the walls of the arena itself. The design redefines how an arena’s footprint affects its environment and community and the green walls were a natural outgrowth of the King’s commitment to sustainability. As visitors walk into the arena, they see living bands of green that change with different sections displaying different plants based on the varying patterns of sun and shade around the building. Completed in September 2016, the seven sections of the Golden 1 Center green wall vary in dimensions and total 4,800 square feet and include 2,700 LiveWall modular planters in a custom platinum color. With a slope of about 10 degrees, they feature 18 different types of plants and 5,400 plants in total, watered with LiveWall Outdoor – Automatic Irrigation. All flowering plants bloom in shades of purple, the Kings’ signature color. Publicly accessible, the green walls are visible from multiple vantage points around the arena. Whether installed indoors or outdoors, green walls are visually appealing and inviting, inspiring and healthful, and beneficial to the environment, and the green walls at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento enliven the exterior of the world’s greenest indoor sports and entertainment arena.

Project of the Week Golden 1 Center LiveWall

Project of the Week Golden 1 Center LiveWall

Year: 2016
Owner: City of Sacramento
Location: Sacramento, CA, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Living Wall
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 4800 sq.ft.
Slope: 10 degrees
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

Project of the Week Golden 1 Center LiveWall

Project of the Week Golden 1 Center LiveWall

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect, Design, Engineer, Landscape Architect, and Urban Planner: AECOM
Arena Construction Manger: Turner Construction
Arena Project Manager: ICON Venue Group
Modular Greenwall System: LiveWall®
Plant Supplier and LiveWall Sales Representative: Tom Hawkins, GRP, Florasource Ltd.
Greenwall Installation: BrightView

Project of the Week Golden 1 Center LiveWall

Project of the Week Golden 1 Center LiveWall

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Project of the Week Golden 1 Center LiveWall

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Greenroofs.com Project of the Week 3/13/17 video photos courtesy of LiveWall, AECOM, and the Golden 1 Center.

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Project of the Week for March 6, 2017: Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House

March 6, 2017 at 2:02 pm

Project of the Week Six Feet Under Pub Fish House

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 3/06/17

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Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House
Atlanta, GA, USA
300 sq. ft. Extensive Greenroof & approximately 100 linear ft. of Intensive Roof Deck Planters

Project of the Week Mini Description & Details

The Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House has two locations in Atlanta, and is a popular seafood and raw bar offering excellent food with a full service bar and wide selection of beers. And both restaurants are known for their lively outdoor rooftop dining areas. But the Westside location not only boasts a lush plant storefront, its main curb appeal is the small custom-designed greenroof pavilion welcoming guests. Located directly in front, patrons can sit and relax under the shade, where special events are sometimes held as well. Also, you can go upstairs to the roof patio/bar and catch the terrific views of Atlanta’s Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead from above the greenroof. The airy wood deck has a long bar and ample umbrella-covered seating, and the continuous lushly planted flower box surrounding the deck provides colorful blooms, shrubs and vines, and frames the deck beautifully. A peek over the edge reveals the pitched greenroof, multi-hued in all seasons.

Project of the Week Six Feet Under Pub Fish House

Project of the Week Six Feet Under Pub Fish House

“Music Under the Green Roof” was held in April, 2016 by Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House.

Project of the Week Six Feet Under Pub Fish House

Owner Tad Mitchell was intrigued by greenroofs, and wanted to create an appealing cool space for his customers. Designed and installed by Bennett Design & Landscape and built by Russell Meyer, the J-Drain GRS System from JDR Enterprises was used along with Mr. Natural Lightweight Soil Mix growing media featuring a mixture of Stalite PermaTill® expanded slate and organic compost. This attractive 300 sq.ft. living roof was planted with several Delosperma, Sedum, and Talinum varieties. The restaurant is doing its part to reduce their carbon footprint; for example, the wind turbine at their Westside location reduces the amount of greenhouse gas, electricity, and helps to feed the power grid – the first restaurant in Atlanta to use wind energy. Recently named among Travel + Leisure magazine’s Top 30 American Outdoor Bars, you can take in breathtaking panoramic views of Atlanta’s skyline at either rooftop bar location, but you can only enjoy the open-air greenroof pavilion at the West Midtown Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House.

Project of the Week Six Feet Under Pub Fish House

Project of the Week Six Feet Under Pub Fish House

Year: 2010
Owner: Tad and Nancy Mitchell
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive
System: Custom
Size: 300 sq.ft.
Slope: 30%
Extensive Greenroof Access: Inaccessible, Open to Public
Rooftop Deck Access: Accessible, Open to the Public

Project of the Week Six Feet Under Pub Fish House

Project of the Week Six Feet Under Pub Fish House

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect/Contractor: David Bennett, Bennett Design & Landscape
Drainage: J-Drain GRS System, JDR Enterprises
Growing Media: Mr. Natural Liteweight Soil Mix, ItSaul Natural with Stalite PermaTill®
Plant Supplier: Saul Nurseries
Greenroof Construction: Russell Meyer
Wind Turbine: Skystream 3.7, Soenso Energy

Project of the Week Six Feet Under Pub Fish House

Project of the Week Six Feet Under Pub Fish House

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Project of the Week Six Feet Under Pub Fish House

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Greenroofs.com Project of the Week 3/06/17 video photos courtesy of Bennett Design & Landscape, Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House, Linda S. Velazquez, and Rick A. via Yelp.

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Project of the Week for February 13, 2017: National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)

February 13, 2017 at 12:37 pm
Project of the Week National Museum African American History Culture

Aerial of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, April 13, 2016. Photo credit: Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC.

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National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)
Washington, D.C., USA
5,800 Extensive Greenroof & approximately 5,500 sq. ft. Intensive Over Structure Greenroof

NOTE: In celebration of Black (African-American) History Month, we are very pleased to showcase the NMAAHC.

Project of the Week Mini Description & Details

Situated on five acres on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the $540 million National Museum of African American History and Culture seeks to understand American history through the lens of the African American experience. The Smithsonian’s first LEED Gold project, it was first proposed by black Civil War veterans 102 years ago and after much debate and opposition from legislators, the museum was finally approved by an Act of Congress. Championed by deceased Republican U.S. Senator Sam Brownback and Democrat Georgia Representative and civil rights campaigner John Lewis, it opened on September 24, 2016. President Obama dedicated the museum and Representative Lewis called it a place that celebrated “the dignity of the dispossessed.” The interior is composed of five large gallery spaces containing over 35,000 artifacts related to African American history, community, and culture, and covers slavery, civil rights, sports, historic black communities, music, visual arts, and more.

Project of the Week National Museum African American History Culture

NMAAHC inauguration day with President Obama dedicating the museum under The Porch. Photo credit: Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC.

Designed by Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup, the 420,000 square foot building has a three-tiered shape and is inspired by the Yoruban Caryatid, a traditional wooden column which features a crown or corona at its top. Reaching toward the sky, the bronze-colored filigree corona expresses faith, hope and resiliency. Below, visitors enter through a grand “porch” at the south side. The Porch is an outdoor welcome area and the 175-foot-long steel and concrete canopy shades visitors with its upward tilt. An extensive greenroof planted with pre-vegetated sedum mats from Moerings USA/Sempergreen covers the porch’s overhang. Much of the north lawn is a large intensive greenroof which covers the galleries below and the glass oculus that juts up from the grounds to help illuminate the underground portions. At night, the corona glows, presenting stunning views of the museum from a variety of vantage points in and around the Mall. The location and design of the National Museum of African American History and Culture represent the past, present, and future of the African American experience in ways that are both tangible and symbolic.

Project of the Week National Museum African American History Culture

The oculus as seen from the interior. Photo credit: Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC.

Project of the Week National Museum African American History Culture

Photo credit: Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC.

Project of the Week National Museum African American History Culture

The NMAAHC intensive over structure greenroof on the north side with the glass oculus peeping through. Photo credit: Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC.

Year: 2016
Owner: Smithsonian Institution
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Building Type: Museum
Type: Extensive & Intensive, Test/Research
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 11300 sq.ft. total approximately
Slope: 1% – 4%
Access: Extensive Greenroof is Inaccessible & Intensive Greenroof is Accessible, Open to Public

Project of the Week National Museum African American History Culture

The Washington Memorial as seen from the Porch greenroof. Photo courtesy of Moerings USA / Sempergreen.

Project of the Week National Museum African American History Culture

The filigree allows filtered light to illuminate the space. Photo credit: Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC.

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

General Contractor: Clark/Smoot/Consigli Construction
Architect of Record: The Freelon Group
Architect: Adjaye Associates
Lead Designer: David Adjaye
Architect:
Smith Group JJR
Landscape Architect: GGN – Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd
Architect: Davis Brody Bond
Greenroof System Manufacturer: Henry Company
Extensive Greenroof Vegetation Supplier: Moerings USA/Sempergreen
Engineered Soil & Irrigation: 
Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company
Porch Engineers: Guy Nordenson and Associates
Exhibit Design: Ralph Appelbaum Associates

Project of the Week National Museum African American History Culture

Construction of The Porch’s extensive greenroof, laying the pre-vegetated sedum mats, above, and the finished living roof, below, already drawing interest from local wildlife. Photo: Moerings USA / Sempergreen.

Project of the Week National Museum African American History Culture

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Project of the Week National Museum African American History Culture

The National Museum of African American History and Culture. Photo credit: Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC.

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Greenroofs.com Project of the Week 2/13/17 video photos courtesy of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), Photo credits: Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC except for Hand-painted banner for Obama presidential campaign 2008, Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Elizabeth Hess; Moerings USA/Sempergreen and Aerial of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, April 29, 2016, photo by Anthony Lyons, courtesy of Moerings USA/Sempergreen; Exterior of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, July 20, 2016 by Fuzheado – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, on Wikimedia and U.S. Navy Photo by Chief Musician’s Mate Stephen Hassay/Released by Official Navy Page from United States of America MUC Stephen Hassay/U.S. Navy, content in the public domain on Wikimedia.

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Project of the Week for February 6, 2017: B. Bylon @ B. Amsterdam

February 6, 2017 at 9:00 am

Project of the Week B Bylon B Amsterdam

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 2/06/17

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B. Bylon @ B. Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands
23,681 sq. ft. Greenroof Park

Project of the Week Mini Description & Details

B. Amsterdam is the biggest startup ecosystem in Europe, a creative co-working and event space for innovation, education, and growth located in the former IBM Headquarters. In 2014 De Dakdokters (The Rooftop Doctors) and GrownDownTown designed and installed an elevated park and edible rooftop garden on the 5th floor as a place accessible to all office workers for relaxation, breaks, and meetings. In 2016 the roof park expanded with a hip industrial restaurant and bar, Bureau, with its own outdoor patio on the roof. As a result, the 5th floor B. Bylon @ B. Amsterdam intensive greenroof park is accessible to everyone.

Project of the Week B Bylon B Amsterdam

As an underlayment the designers used a Polder Roof® system to retain water. The greenroof was planted entirely with self-sustaining crops within 90 cubic meters of growing media. At the edge of the pond a small mint meadow grows with eight different flavors of mint, a Mediterranean herb garden as well as a variety of vegetables such as lettuce, bok choy, and leeks. The roof also bears pear trees, grapevines, and ten kinds of berry bushes. Most restaurant products come straight from the rooftop park and are homemade, from mayonnaise to cheesecake. Bureau’s chef Niels Veenvliet changes the menu every two months so patrons can enjoy the ever-changing fresh menu from the roof garden year-round. B. Bylon @ B. Amsterdam is a beautiful rooftop park overlooking the city, and Bureau has been added to the list of Amsterdam’s rooftop hotspots. The result is an edible rooftop park equipped with freshly grown produce, a restaurant, large water feature, two pétanque courts, chicken coops, a compost full of worms, rainwater storage system, plenty of seating, and even two decorative Trabant cars nestled on the roof to be enjoyed by resident employees, Amsterdam residents, and city visitors.

Project of the Week B Bylon B Amsterdam

Project of the Week B Bylon B Amsterdam

Project of the Week B Bylon B Amsterdam

Year: 2014
Owner: B. Amsterdam
Location: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands
Building Type: Corporate/Commercial
Type: Intensive, Test/Research
System: Custom
Size: 23681 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

Project of the Week B Bylon B Amsterdam

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Greenroof Design: De Dakdokters & GrownDownTown
Greenroof Underlayment: Polder Roof® System
Greenroof Installation: De Dakdokters & GrownDownTown
Greenroof Growing System: Rooffood
Grower: Lindenhoff

Project of the Week B Bylon B Amsterdam

Project of the Week B Bylon B Amsterdam

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Project of the Week B Bylon B Amsterdam

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Greenroofs.com Project of the Week 2/06/17 video photos courtesy of De Dakdokters and B. Amsterdam.

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