Greenroof Project of the Week for December 9, 2013: Morzine Aquatics Center

December 10, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 12/9/13

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Morzine Aquatics Center
(Espace Aquatique de Morzine)

Morzine, France
29,063 sq. ft Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

Situated in the heart of the resort in the Dérêches area in Morzine, France, the Parc des Dérêches offers more than 10 sports and leisure activities for the whole family in summer and winter alike. Its Espace Aquatique de Morzine or the Morzine Aquatics Center is a leisure centre for visitors to exercise, have fun or simply relax at its indoor and outdoor pools, spa, and restaurant.

Designed by architects Fabrice David and the Daragon – Cheysson Agency, this two story complex has a striking zig-zag roofline with massive overhangs. Undulating in an irregular rhythm, the building features a broad expanse of glass panes for daylighting and maximum outdoor viewing pleasure. Located in an exceptional natural environment within the French Alps, one of the priorities of the architects was to integrate this massive and very visible building within its surroundings. Covered with fully pre-grown vegetated HYDROPACK® modules from Le Prieuré Vegetal i.D., the green roof blends into the landscape offering a beautiful “fifth facade” view for pedestrians who use the suspended bridge overlooking the building.

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The Morzine Aquatics Center is featured in the month of July in The 2014 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Calendar – order yours today. They make a perfect holiday gift for your family, friends, staff and clients!

Year: 2011
Owner: Town of Morzine, Parc des Dérêches
Location: Morzine, France
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 29,063 sq.ft.
Slope: 30%
Access: Inaccessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Daragon-Cheysson Agency
Architect: Fabrice David Architecte
Modular Greenroof System: HYDROPACK® by Le Prieuré Vegetal i.D.®
Greenroof System Manufacturer and Supplier: Le Prieuré Vegetal i.D.®
Technical Consultant and System Distributor: Siplast

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!

~ Linda V.

Greenwall Project of the Week for September 9, 2013: Cheminée EPAD

September 17, 2013 at 10:11 am

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

Cheminée EPAD
(EPAD Ventilation Chimney)

Paris, France

600 sf. Greenwall

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Project Description & Details

Located at the western-most extremity of the ten-kilometer-long Historical Axis of Paris, the 560 hectares area (5.6 million square meters) with 180,000 daily workers, and 3.5 million square meters (37.7 million sq ft) of office space make la Défense Europe’s largest purpose-built business district. At present there are 67 monumental artworks, making this the largest open-air contemporary art gallery in France.

With a 300,000 Euro budget, the Cheminée EPAD in la Défense was completed in 2004 in collaboration with architect Edouard François and botanist Patrick Blanc. The 16 m high former concrete cylinder functions as a ventilation shaft for the underground circulations; most ventilation chimneys in the district are covered in mosaics, but here the very creative solution was to clad it in 20 rows of copper planters filled with wooden garden stakes and various species of morning glories which climb upwards.

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Year: 2004
Owner: EPAD
Location: Paris, France
Building Type: Other
Type: Living Wall
System: Custom
Size: 600 sq.ft.
Slope: 85%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!

~ Linda V.

 

You Only Have a Few Days Left to Join Us at the WGIN World Green Infrastructure Congress in Nantes from September 9 – 13!

September 7, 2013 at 4:17 pm

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Our friends over at ADIVET and the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN) remind us that there are:

ONLY A FEW DAYS to join the WGIN World Green Infrastructure Congress in Nantes, France from 9 to 13 September 2013.

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Highlights of the program:

– Training sessions (Monday 9/9) led by twenty experts

– The conference of the opening session led by Jerome Bonaldi (Tuesday 10/9)

– Conference’s big names in architecture and landscape (Ambasz, Pena, White …) (Tuesday 10/9 and Wednesday 11/9)

– 100 technical and scientific papers, 9 round tables, a unique source of international news (Tuesday 10/9 and Wednesday 9/11)

– The first large lounge revegetation building in France (Tuesday 10/9 and Wednesday 11/9)

– The timing of elected officials and local communities (Wednesday 9/11)

– Technical visits (25 sites) in Region Pays de la Loire (Thursday 12/9) to Paris (Friday 13/9).

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Brought to you by these fine companies:

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Visit the website, or CONTACT THEM SOON TO ENJOY THEIR FINAL OFFERS:

Laurence KUHNER:
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or
Marc LACAILLE:
marc.lacaille@adivet.net

If you haven’t already, make sure to read these Guest Feature Articles on Greenroofs.com by Marc Lacaille, Director General of ADIVET (L’Association des Toitures Vegetales):

August: Three awesome reasons to attend the World Green Infrastructure Congress 2013 in Nantes, France!

July: “The World Green Infrastructure Congress 2013 in Nantes: A Key Feature of the Sustainable Cities of Tomorrow”

Aramis and I are going this evening, flying into Paris and connecting to Nantes – can’t wait.

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Hope to see you there!

~ Linda V.

Today is the Last Day for Discounts for the Nantes, France WGIC!

July 15, 2013 at 10:51 am

If you’re dreaming of going to Paris and the beautiful French countryside, why not make it a working vacation? Attend the WGIC – World Green Infrastructure Congress 2013 in gorgeous Nantes, France this upcoming September!

But hurry – today, July 15, 2013, is the Last Day for the Early Bird Discount!

Presented by ADIVET (L’Association des Toitures Vegetales) – The French association for green roofs and walls – under the auspices of the World Green Roof Infrastructure Network (WGIN), the conference is supported by many major partners involved in this area of industry (construction, landscaping, environment and research).

Learn all about the WGIC by reading this month’s Guest Feature Article “The World Green Infrastructure Congress 2013 in Nantes: A Key Feature of the Sustainable Cities of Tomorrow” by Marc Lacaille, Director General of ADIVET.

Make up your mind now and save a couple of hundred bucks – register here.

Hopefully we’ll see you there ~ happy greening,

Linda V.