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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Greenroof Project of the Week for December 2, 2013: 1133 Avenue of the Americas

December 4, 2013 at 11:39 am

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 12/2/13

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1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY, USA

5,510 sq. ft Greenroofs

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Project Description & Details

With its limestone façade and sleek modernist lines, the International Style 1133 Avenue of the Americas tower led the transformation of Avenue of the Americas into a business hub. A $10 million building enhancement program for the 1.1 million sf of world-class commercial office space was completed in January 2013 by The Durst Organization, including greenroofs.

Kelly Luckett, President of Green Roof Blocks, says “The experience has been equivalent to working on a master’s degree in material handling. For example, this particular building’s freight elevator only went to the 45th floor.” Yet, modular Green Paks greenroof systems from Green Roof Blocks now thrive 47 and 48 stories high in the air on Sixth Ave – officially Avenue of the Americas – in midtown Manhattan. Students from High School for Environmental Studies research the plants here to determine the benefits of green roofs in high-rise settings such as Manhattan. The Durst Organization has installed over one acre of green roofs within their portfolio.

Read Kelly’s latest article “Big Apple Green” to learn more.

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1133 Avenue of the Americas is featured in the month of May 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: 2013
Owner: The Durst Organization
Location: New York, NY, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive, Test/Research
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 5,510 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Inaccessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Building Architect: Emery Roth & Sons
Modular Greenroof System: Green Paks by Green Roof Blocks
Growing Media Provider: McEnroe Organic Farms
Research: High School for Environmental Studies Students
Plant Supplier: Jost Greenhouses

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Greenwalls & Greenroof Project of the Week for November 25, 2013: Grand Rapids Downtown Market

November 26, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 11/25/13

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Grand Rapids Downtown Market Living Walls & Green Roof
Grand Rapids, MI, USA

832 sq. ft. Living Walls & 4,800 sq. ft. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

The $30 million development Grand Rapids Downtown Market is a mixed-use facility that brings together production, distribution, marketing and education about local produce. The founders had a vision for a green facility which reflected their commitment to local, sustainable products. As the first LEED-intended green market in the U.S., the design team carefully chose products which met the green building standards.

First, a LiveWall system totaling 832 square feet was installed this past May on three separate sections of the exterior brick walls planted with hardy colorful perennials, enhancing sustainability and drawing the attention of passersby. In keeping with the Downtown Market values, the LiveRoof team followed with a green roof in June, establishing a healthy, sustainable ecosystem that covers the rooftop with seamless vegetation. Publicly accessible, it provides a relaxing space for visitors and staff and features three patterned plant mixes of yellow, green and pink, and red and purple.

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The Grand Rapids Downtown Market Living Walls & Green Roof are featured in the month of August 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!

GrandRapidsDowntownMarketLiveWall2Year: 2013
Owner: Downtown Market Inc.
Location: Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

Type: Living Wall
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 832 sq.ft.
Slope: 100%

Type: Extensive Greenroof
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 4800 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Hugh A. Boyd, Architect
General Contractor: Pioneer Construction
Greenwall System:
LiveWall, LLC.
Living Wall Plant Palette & Layout Design:
Pete Lazdins and Michelle Hoffner, ProgressiveAE
Green Wall Supplier:
LiveWall, LLC.
Greenroof System:
LiveRoof, LLC.
Greenroof Supplier:
LiveRoof, LLC.
Green Roof Installation:
Modern Roofing

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Greenroof Project of the Week for November 18, 2013: International Monetary Fund (IMF) HQ #2

November 21, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 11/18/13

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) HQ #2
Washington, DC, USA
28,374 sq. ft Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), also known as the world’s bank, headquartered in Washington, D.C., has two buildings across the street from one another, Headquarters 1 and Headquarters 2. In 2009, IMF’s Headquarters #2 became LEED Gold certified, and in 2013 HQ2 achieved LEED Platinum Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance. Employing new Barrett Ram Tough 250 rubberized asphalt, Barrett Company provided a 20 year Vegetative Roofing System warranty for both greenroof projects.

At the HQ2 Building, although the green roof itself is inaccessible, employees and visitors may enjoy the scenic overlook from a patio area with tables and chairs. The existing roofing system was a hot applied rubberized asphalt membrane installed just a few years ago, but realizing the strong need for greenroofs in the Capitol District, the IMF decided to convert the existing ballasted assembly to a greenroofing system. The new and old membrane system was covered with a 4 inch deep extensive green roofing system with 5 species of sedum using pre-vegetated sedum mats from Moerings Sempergreen.

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The International Monetary Fund HQ #2 is featured in the month of December 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: 2012
Owner: International Monetary Fund
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Building Type: Corporate
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 28,374 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Inaccessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect for the Project: OPX
Roofing/Waterproofing Consultant: G. Blake Giddens, P.E., Project Engineer, Restoration Engineering, Inc.
General Contractor: Jones Long LaSalle
Waterproofing & Green-Roofscapes® Supplier & Technical Consultant: Barrett Company
Waterproofing Applicator: James R. Walls Contracting Co.
Landscape Installation: Tilson Group
Soil Supplier: J. K. Enterprises
Pre-vegetated Sedum Mats: Moerings Sempergreen

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