Project of the Week for August 14, 2017: Millennium Park

August 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 8/14/17

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

Greenroofs.com Project Week August 14 2017 Millennium Park Chicago

Project of the Week Mini 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.

Greenroofs.com Project Week August 14 2017 Millennium Park Chicago

Greenroofs.com Project Week August 14 2017 Millennium Park Chicago

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 marked its 10th anniversary throughout the summer of 2014. The Millennium Park 10th Anniversary Summer Celebration featured 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.

Publisher’s Note: Visit the City of Chicago’s Millennium Park website to see the 2017 Millennium Park Summer Brochure for free events and more.

Greenroofs.com Project Week August 14 2017 Millennium Park Chicago

Greenroofs.com Project Week August 14 2017 Millennium Park Chicago

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

Greenroofs.com Project Week August 14 2017 Millennium Park Chicago

Greenroofs.com Project Week August 14 2017 Millennium Park Chicago

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Master Plan, Architecture, Structural + Civil Engineering, Urban Design + Planning: SOM
Landscape Architect of Record:
Terry Guen Design Associates, Inc.
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
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
Irrigation, Great Lawn and Turf Consultant: Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company

Greenroofs.com Project Week August 14 2017 Millennium Park Chicago

More Info

View the Millennium Park PROJECT PROFILE to see ALL of the Photos and Additional Information about this particular project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

Greenroofs.com Project Week August 14 2017 Millennium Park Chicago

Project of the Week Video Feature

Watch the Millennium Park Project of the Week Video below or see it on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube:

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week 8/14/17 video photo credits: Courtesy of ©Caroline Menetre 2011; American Hydrotech; View of the Chicago skyline from 340 on the Park by Dmytro Sergiyenko licensed under CC BY-SA 1.0 via Wikimedia Commons; Lurie Garden in sun by Ruhrfisch licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Commons; Lurie Garden view with Michigan and Randolf streetwalls by Señor Codo licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons; Jay Pritzker Pavilion on 2012-10-20 licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Commons; Pritzker Pavilion looking north at night, Source: Logan Reed; Author: Farsidekid00 licensed under Public Domain via Commons; and Chicago_-_Crown_Fountain_-_Millennium_Park_(2713868085).jpg by Serge Melki from Indianapolis, USA licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons.

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof (or Wall)!

By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher & Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit Host

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Greenroofs.com Project Week August 14 2017 Millennium Park Chicago

The Winner of Greenroofs.com’s “Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall!” Earth Month Photo Contest for 2016 Is…

May 1, 2016 at 2:13 pm

Love the Earth Plant a Roof or Wall Contest 2016

…Living Roofs, Otternes, Norway! The winner of Greenroofs.com’s “Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall!” Earth Month Photo Contest for 2016 received the highest number of votes at 173.

This photo was submitted by Dave Taube from his recent trip to Norway: 

These living roofs are located in the tiny village of Otternes, Norway, between Flam and Aurland.  These living roofs, so common in Scandinavia, not only compress the logs of the structures, but they insulate the houses and make the walls and roofs more airtight, so they are functional as well as attractive. ~ Dave Taube

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In second place is the Aleutian Spray Fisheries (Seattle, WA) which garnered 75 votes: “A green roof that helps the land, the air and the sea! So our children may have a beautiful world to live, work and play!”

Love the Earth Plant a Roof or Wall Contest 2016

Aleutian Spray Fisheries, submitted by Columbia Green Technologies, came in second place.

And in third place receiving 50 votes is the Courtyard Marriott, Washington DC/Foggy Bottom: “The benefits of sustainable design with vegetative roofs have been recognized by the largest hotel operator in the world. Whether set up with seating for relaxation or as an intimate outdoor reception area, this Greenroof Patio offers the hotel’s guests the chance to love a little of the outdoors in the heart of a busy Metro area. The clever, contemporary design affords many guests the heartwarming vista of the flowerbeds and shrubs and sculpted blue aggregate “waves” from their room window or balcony.”

Love the Earth Plant a Roof or Wall Contest 2016

Courtyard Marriott, Washington DC/Foggy Bottom, submitted by Barrett Company, came in third.

So Dave Taube will receive the whopping $100 Amazon.com Gift Card – just a small token of our esteem – congrats, and thanks for participating!

Thank you, too, to everyone who participated, both submitters and voters!

You know that this feature of ours is basically just a popularity contest among our international readership, created to stir up interest in all shapes and sizes of living architecture from across the world, and we do it in honor of April’s being Earth Month.  So the person with the greatest social network ends up the winner – not necessarily the “best” project, which is, of course, highly subjective in any case (and this is not a juried award of any kind).

We hope to feature all of these projects this year as upcoming Projects of the Week, and the contest participants will be encouraged to submit profiles to us for The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

These are the final tallies for all of the photo voting:

Love the Earth Plant a Roof or Wall Contest 2016

Please join us again in 2018 for our next biennial “Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall!” Earth Month Photo Contest, using #lovetheearthcontest on social media.

Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall,

~ Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEEP AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher

Greenroof & Greenwall Directory Company of the Week for June 26, 2014: Barrett Company

June 30, 2014 at 5:57 pm

New feature on Greenroofs.com!

Our Greenroof & Greenwall Directory Company of the Week is an exclusive benefit for companies listed in our Directory, highlighting their business to our audience of stakeholders, professionals, and decision makers:

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Barrett Company

Barrett Company has over 85 years of successful experience in the roofing and waterproofing industry and more than 35 years of successful experience with vegetated waterproofing.

BarrettCompanyThe roof is a forgotten element on most buildings. Unnecessarily. Designed and built as a multi-functional element, roofs can be environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing in addition to providing its core function of moisture and thermal protection of buildings.

Conceptually, Greenroof-Roofscapes® can turn unused roof space into a park-like garden setting with a keen sensitivity to environmental enhancement or it can simply be an example and statement of the building Owner’s environmental concern.

The Greenroof-Roofscapes® state-of-the-art roofing-landscape assembly provides many benefits lost with conventional roofing:

Owner Benefits Include:
  • Create Aesthetic Appeal of The Roof Space
  • Reduced Energy Demands, Expenses and Energy Creation Pollution
  • Tax Benefits Increasingly available in Urban Areas
  • Increased Usable Space
  • Increased Property Values
  • Reduced Noise Pollution
  • Prolonged Roof Life

Ecological Benefits Include:

  • Reduced and Controlled Storm Water Runoff
  • Recycled and Recyclable Materials in Most Components
  • Processing Rain and Airborne Toxins Through Photosynthesis
  • LEED Credits
  • Biodiversity and Biophilia Enhancement
  • Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Oxygen, Improving Urban Air Quality
  • Reduced Debris Sent To Landfills

Greenroof-Roofscapes® are designed around engineered interdependent components which function as a natural planting habitat. The otherwise “lost” roof space can be used to create a public or private open green space offering serenity, balance and harmony, and significant ecological contributions.

The Barrett Company has over 85 years of successful experience in the roofing and waterproofing industry and more than 35 years of successful experience with vegetated waterproofing. Barrett Company’s waterproofing expertise, in association with affiliated horticultural professionals, including the very unique EcoCline® design and Stewardship program, offers building Owners the best of all possible vegetated roof systems, a long-life, watertight and single-source warrantied Greenroof-Roofscapes® with a proven track record.

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For more detailed information about Barrett Company, please visit their company profile in The Greenroof & Greenwall Directory.

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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

New!  Project of the Week Video Feature

Watch the Millennium Park Project of the Week Video below or see it on our on greenroofs.TV on YouTube:

Click here to see the entire profile and learn more information about this project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!

~ Linda V.