Video & Project of the Week for June 9, 2014: Millennium Park

June 12, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 6/09/14

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Millennium Park
Chicago, IL, USA
1,067,220 sf Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

Created to reinvigorate a 25-acre tract of land in Chicago’s Grant Park, Millennium Park is a multi-award winning public park with venues for performance, art, sculpture, architecture and landscape architecture, located between Chicago’s lakefront and the central business district (the loop). At 24.5 acres, Millennium Park is considered either the largest or one of the largest intensive greenroof projects in the world and covers two multi-level parking lots with a total of 4,000 cars, a commuter rail line, and an opera hall.

When Millennium Park opened on July 16, 2004, it transformed an industrial wasteland into Chicago’s cutting-edge showplace – the centerpiece is the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, a bandshell designed by Frank Gehry. Today, it is Chicago’s second-largest tourist attraction – and the City will mark its 10th anniversary throughout the summer. In 2014, the Millennium Park 10th Anniversary Summer Celebration will feature dozens of free events and exhibitions including new, monumental sculptures by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, designer of Crown Fountain; indie rock, electronica, jazz, classical and world music; films, simulcasts and documentaries shown on an outdoor, 40-foot LED screen; family activities; workouts and more. Due to the size, scope, and multi-phase approach, several companies provided waterproofing, including: Barrett CompanyAmerican Hydrotech, Tremco, and Henry.

Year: 2004
Owner: City of Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Building Type: Park
Type: Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 1,067,220 sq.ft.
Grade: 1%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Millennium_Park3Landscape Architect of Record: Terry Guen Design Associates, Inc.
Irrigation, Great Lawn and Turf Consultant: Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company
Project Director: Edward K. Uhlir, FAIA
Pritzker Pavilion Architect: Frank Gehry
The Lurie Garden Senior Design Partner: Kathryn Gustafson, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd.
Waterproofing System: Ram-Tough 250DM, Barrett Company
Barrett Waterproofing Contractor: Kedmont Waterproofing
Waterproofing & Intensive Greenroof System: Garden Roof® Assembly, American Hydrotech
Waterproofing & Greenroof System: Henry Vegetative Roofing Assembly™
Waterproofing System: Tremco Commercial Sealants and Waterproofing
Master Plan, Architecture, Structural + Civil Engineering, Urban Design + Planning: SOM
Design Landscape Architect: CYLA Design Associates
Design Landscape Architect: Daniel Weinbach & Partners
Design Landscape Architect: Wolff Landscape Architecture, Inc.
Lurie Garden Perennial Planting Designer: Piet Oudolf

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Greenroof Project of the Week for December 30, 2013: Russell Investments Center

December 31, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 12/30/13

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Russell Investments Center
(formerly Washington Mutual Bank)
Seattle, WA, USA
23,000 sq. ft Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

Formerly owned by Washington Mutual Bank, the Russell Investments Center tower boasts forty-two stories of Class A+ office space plus sweeping, unparalleled views of Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, Mount Rainier, the Space Needle and downtown Seattle from the 17th floor garden roof from American Hydrotech.

Accessible to all building tenants, the vital social and event space was designed by PFS Studio to integrate elements that relay the story about the center, its local origins and the community it serves. Almost two-thirds of the landscaped deck is planted with predominantly drought-tolerant and native plants. The project presented a rare opportunity to reference the varied and unique landscapes of Washington State, from its coastal beaches to the Olympic and Cascade ranges and the interior plateau. Russell Investments Center boasts a perfect 100 ENERGY STAR score, making it the most efficient high rise in Seattle and a candidate for LEED-EB Platinum status.

Year: 2006
Owner: Russell Investments
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Building Type: Corporate
Type: Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 23,000 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Landscape Architect: PFS Studio (formerly Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg)
Greenroof System: American Hydrotech
Developer: Wright Runstad
Architect: NBBJ
General Contractor: Sellen Construction
Landscape Contractor: Teufel Nursery
Structural Engineering: Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Additional Project Team: Birmingham & Wood and Turkington & Associates
Stone Mason: Star Masonry
Glass Abacus: Joel Berman Glass
Civil Engineering: Coughlin Porter Lundeen
Electrical Engineering: Coffman Engineers

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~ Linda V.

Greenroof Project of the Week for September 2, 2013: Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center

September 4, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 9/2/13

Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center
Asheville, NC, USA
12,000 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

The award-winning LEED Gold Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center features an award-winning film and exhibits which highlight the natural and cultural heritage, economic traditions, and recreational opportunities found in Western North Carolina and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Visitor Center invites passersby to stop and stay awhile, attracted by the combination of modern building materials and green features, including the green roof.

Working with the National Park Service, Lord, Aeck & Sargent designed the Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Visitor Center with a welcoming approach from the winding road, highlighting the roof’s sprouting flowers and drought-resistant plants that absorb the heat rather than send it back into the environment. The building’s greenroof uses a single source system supplied by American Hydrotech (plants-to-membrane, with a single-source warranty) and covers half of the roof with a pitch of 4:12.

Year: 2007
Owner: National Park Service
Location: Asheville, NC, USA
Building Type: Park
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 12,000 sq.ft.
Slope: 8%
Access: Inaccessible, Open to Public

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Greenroof System: American Hydrotech Garden Roof Assembly
Landscape Architect: The Jaeger Co.
Architect: Lord, Aeck & Sargent
Collaborator: National Park Service

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Greenroof Project of the Week for June 3, 2013: Atlanta Botanical Garden, The Hardin Visitors Center & Parking Deck

June 25, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Atlanta Botanical Garden, The Hardin Visitors Center & Parking Deck
Atlanta, GA, USA

4,500 sf. Greenroof

Project Description & Details

The mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden (ABG) is to develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, research, conservation and enjoyment, composed of a number of smaller themed indoor and outdoor gardens. Environmental sustainability was considered in every aspect of the project, from greenroofs and a cistern to harvest storm water for irrigation and water features, to recycled granite curbs.

ABG boasts 30 lovely acres, plus an extensive greenroof and an intensive Garden Roof Assembly from American Hydrotech over the new 2-story Visitor Center and Parking Deck which meet grade on the upper level – plus a living wall in the Edible Garden and Outdoor Kitchen. The Allen and Gail Hardin Visitor Center at ABG provides a beautiful new entry experience for visitors and increased synergy with adjacent Piedmont Park. The Visitor Center is a dramatic, transparent structure filled with natural light and the LEED-Gold certified design includes: insulated glass, wood certified to be from local sustainable sources, natural daylighting and greenroofs overhead.

Year: 2009
Owner: Atlanta Botanical Garden
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Building Type: Non-Profit
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 4,500 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Greenroof System: Garden Roof Assembly, American Hydrotech
Growing Media:
ItSaul Natural
Growing Media: Stalite PermaTill®
Plant Supplier: Saul Nurseries
General Contractor: Hardin Construction Company
Architect: Jova/Daniels/Busby
Project Manager: Silverman Construction Program Management
Landscape Architect: EDAW

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