Video & Project of the Week for March 2, 2015: Stinson Transport Centre, STM – Société de transport de Montréal (Montreal Transit Corporation)

March 3, 2015 at 10:00 am

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 3/02/15

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Stinson Transport Centre, STM –
Société de transport de Montréal (Montreal Transit Corporation)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
80,200 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

The Société de transport de Montréal (STM), the Montreal Transit Corporation, is a public transport agency that operates transit bus and rapid transit services in Quebec, Canada. Due to the increased demand for public transit, the STM needed a new transport centre to accommodate its growing fleet. In order to minimize its impact on neighboring residents, the 350,000 sf centre’s site was situated in a declining industrial sector. The main objective of the project was to minimize the ecological footprint of the site by integrating most of the circulation for bus parking inside the building.

Lemay Associés Architecture Firm designed the 165 million dollar building according to the principles of sustainable development. This giant two-story building has the capacity for up to 300 buses, including 100 articulated (double) buses. Stinson is expected to be the first LEED Gold certified transport centre in Canada. The design intent was to achieve a seamless weaving of the project into the surrounding urban fabric. The “weaving” meshed together the structural grid of the building and the landscape into a new multifunctional feature, clearly identifiable on the massive roof using a Vegetal I.D. greenroof system. Over 80,000 square feet of their Standard Mix of HYDROPACK made the STM building the largest greenroof in Quebec as well as the signature of the project.

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Year: 2013
Owner: STM
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Building Type: Municipal/Government
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size:
80,200 sq.ft.
Slope: 2%
Access: Inaccessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Lemay Associés Architecture
Greenroof System: HYDROPACK, Vegetal i.D.
Greenroof Installation: Le Toits Vertige
General Contractor: LA Hébert
Landscape Architect: Version Paysage
Civil Engineer: Pasquin St-Jean et associés
Electrical Engineer: Bouthillette Parizeau et associés
Transportation Consultant: Roche Ltd

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Video & Project of the Week for February 16, 2015: Lincoln Center Theatre, LCT3

February 17, 2015 at 3:29 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 2/16/15

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Lincoln Center Theatre, LCT3
New York, NY, USA
5,424 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

Designed by H3 Architects to achieve LEED Silver certification, the Claire Tow Theater is the addition to the rooftop of the Eero Saarinen-designed Lincoln Center Theater (LCT) building – and the first new performance hall to the Lincoln Center campus since its conception in the 1920’s. The permanent home of LCT3 is a programming initiative devoted to producing the work of emerging playwrights, directors, and designers. After studying multiple options for locating a smaller third theater on the Lincoln Center Theater campus, the team concluded that the only suitable location was on the rooftop of the Vivian Beaumont Theater. And respecting the rigorousness of Saarinen’s design, LCT3’s program is contained in a simple rectangular volume.

When the elevator doors open at rooftop level, visitors are presented with a grand view of the outdoor Claire Tow Theater Bar and Terrace with its handsome ipé wooden deck. The terrace extends from the Theater Lobby, providing a beautiful space for seasonal special events. The building features efficient systems and sustainable strategies, including a green roof that covers 44% of the site footprint with eight types of low maintenance sedum. The green roof measures 5,424 square feet and utilizes 1,356 (2ft x 2ft) Green Roof Blocks which were pre-grown by Jost Greenhouses in St. Louis for two years prior to delivery. The green roof is visible from the lobby and from the corridors extending the length of the building on the first and second tiers. The deck of LCT3’s Claire Tow Theater offers stunning views of the surrounding Manhattan skyline and the rejuvenated Lincoln Center campus. At night, the new volume glows above the existing roof.

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Owner: Lincoln Center Theatre, LCT3
Location: New York, Manhattan, NY, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 5,424 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture LLC
Modular Greenroof System: Green Roof Blocks
General Contractor: Yorke Construction Corp
Installation Contractor: L. Martone and Sons, Inc.
Studio Theatre Consultant: Fisher Dachs Associates
Green Roof Blocks Grower: Jost Greenhouses

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Video & Project of the Week for February 2, 2015: Advocate Center – Chicago Bulls Training Facility

February 3, 2015 at 10:00 am

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 2/02/15

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Advocate Center – Chicago Bulls Training Facility
Chicago, IL, USA
11,300 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

Seeking to upgrade amenities and provide Chicago Bulls players a more conveniently located practice facility, and with the recent expansion of the Bulls’ partnership with Advocate Health Care, the Advocate Center was constructed in September 2014. The $25 million practice facility and front-office headquarters is located on Madison Avenue, across the street from the United Center, the team’s home court since 1994. As both organizations share a passion for philanthropy, a significant component of the expanded partnership will be a focus on improving the community and helping those in need.

Designed by 360 Architecture (now HOK), the new 60,000 square foot Advocate Center, considered a “basketball palace” by some league officials, features state of the art weight training, other amenities for athletes, and a beautiful American Hydrotech green roof terrace – all while delivering eye-catching architecture and further development of the city’s gentrifying West Loop Corridor. The second floor of the Advocate Center features an 11,300 square foot green roof, boasting American Hydrotech Garden Roof® Assembly (partially planted with Sempergreen pre-vegetated Sedum mats) and Ultimate Assembly® technology. More than 1,800 square feet of Hanover Architectural pavers and regional media were used to deliver sustainable benefits and on the spacious amenity deck. The Advocate Center is part of more than $400 million in public and private investment in Chicago’s Near West Side and promises to provide improved synergies for the team and further integrate them into the heart of the downtown community.

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Year: 2014
Owner: Chicago Professional Sports Limited Partnership
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size:
11,300 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: 360 Architecture (now HOK)
Contractor: McHugh Construction
Greenroof System: Garden Roof Extensive, American Hydrotech
Structural Engineering: Lochsa Engineering
Pavers: Hanover® Architectural Products
Pre-vegetated Mats: Moerings USA/Sempergreen
Installation Contractor: Christy Webber Landscaping
FRP Fiberglass Planters: Tournesol Siteworks

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