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 January 26, 2015: 41 BOND

January 27, 2015 at 10:00 am

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 1/26/15

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41 BOND
New York, NY, USA
3,000 sf. Greenroofs and Planted Terraces & Boxes

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Project Description & Details

Developed, designed, constructed and property managed by DDG, 41 BOND is a small boutique residential building situated in Manhattan’s exclusive Noho district, steps away from Soho, Greenwich Village, the East Village, and Nolita. Elegant residences consist of townhomes with floor-through residences and duplexes with extensive landscaped exteriors. Integrating historic details with modern design innovations, each home in the 8-story luxury residential building offers open living spaces with abundant natural light and 32-foot long landscaped balconies for private outdoor space.

Working on an interdisciplinary team led by DDG, Future Green Studio provided landscape design and installation for the building façade, entrance canopy, a rear garden, a patio garden, extensive green roof and several landscaped terraces. Each of these pieces was carefully articulated to be seamlessly interwoven with the architecture rather than functioning as separate, disparate elements. Using several growing media blends from rooflite®, plantings from the deep set window boxes and parapet planters – plus the building’s top-floor greenroof and its small street-level cantilevered marquee – reveal how 41 BOND celebrates nature inside and out and is a welcome respite from the city’s dense built environment.

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Year: 2011
Owner: DDG
Location: New York, NY, USA
Building Type: Multi-Family Residential
Type: Semi-Intensive
System: Custom
Size:
3,000 sq.ft.
Slope: 1% – Varies
Access: Accessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Greenroof Provider & Consultant: Future Green Studio
Plant Supplier: Atlantic Nursery
Plant Installation: Future Green Studio
Lead Architect: Peter Guthrie, DDG
Waterproofing Membrane: Division 7 Inc.
Structural Engineer: Silman Engineering
General Contractor: DDG Construction
Architect of Record: H. Thomas O’Hara (HTO Architect)
Growing Media: rooflite®

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Watch “Award Winning Designers Sharing Projects & Lessons Learned” with Michael Franco, Brendan Shea, Emily Shelton, and Keith Tufts from Our Virtual Summit 2013

January 14, 2015 at 2:48 pm

In anticipation of Greenroofs.com‘s spectacular 2015 Virtual Summit on April 6 through May 31 – and in order to familiarize you with the event – we are now making the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 videos publicly available on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube to all free of charge.

Today we have the pleasure to air the “Award Winning Designers Sharing Projects & Lessons Learned” with Michael Franco, Senior Designer at Town and Gardens Ltd. (T&G); Brendan Shea, Project Manager for Recover Green Roofs; Emily Shelton, former Horticulturalist at the Chicago Botanic Garden; and Keith Tufts, Principal and Senior Environmental Architect with Lydon Lynch Architects Ltd.  Join these four Green Roofs for Healthy Cities 2012 Award of Excellence winners as they share the trials and tribulations of their greenroof living architecture projects.

Award Winners Michael Franco, Brendan Shea, Emily Shelton, and Keith Tufts

Here’s more:

Michael Franco, The Royal York Condominium, New York, NY, USA: Located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NY, the inner courtyard at The Royal York Condominium covers approximately 15,000 square feet and occupies a two-level roof and ground level garden space between three residential buildings. Redevelopment created the exciting opportunity to expand the visual impact and usability of the space for residents. Following major waterproofing leaks into the parking garages below, the building embarked upon a complete renovation of the roof membrane along with repairs to the brick walls.

Brendan Shea, The Ledge, Dorchester, MA, USA: As Project Manager for Recover Green Roofs, Brendan tells the story of how built in 2010, The Ledge restaurant’s 4,500 sf ‘food roof’ maximizes the use of local materials, water efficient irrigation technologies, and organic farming practices to serve the freshest food to customers below. Planter beds were built from local, sustainably harvested, black locust wood – a natural rot-proof wood that requires no chemical treatment and is sourced from a local mill in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Rooflite brand soil was sourced from Read Custom Soils, located just 20 miles south of Boston. A recycled rubber mulch was used in vegetation free zones around beds to protect the membrane and slow runoff. The project has been a success from the start, but has improved each year with improvements in irrigation operation, compost enhancement, and communication with restaurant staff.

Emily Shelton, Daniel F and Ada L Rice Plant Conservation Science Center’s Green Roof Garden, Chicago, IL, USA: The [former] horticulturist for the Research and Evaluation Gardens at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Emily’s presentation will chronicle the design and installation process concentrating on plant palette and how they incorporated the evaluation program.

Keith Tufts, Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, Halifax, Canada: The Principal and Senior Environmental Architect with Lydon Lynch Architects Ltd. led the design of the multi-award winning market, a LEED® Platinum designed ecological showcase on the Halifax, Nova Scotia waterfront. Using 70% less energy and 70% less water than a “green’ R2000 building, the new market is one of the most environmentally sustainable buildings in North America and a world-class example of healthy, sustainable living. The Seaport Farmers’ Market project has been published nationally and internationally in the Globe and Mail, the New York Times, Canadian Architect, Architectural Leaders Today and Architectural Record’s sister publication Green Source. It has also been featured in Dalhousie and Halifax Magazine. ~ VS2013   

Watch the “Award Winning Designers Sharing Projects & Lessons Learned” Collaborative Video with Michael Franco, Brendan Shea, Emily Shelton, and Keith Tufts below or see it specifically on its own channel, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013:

Our second foray in the world of virtual conferences, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture, was very successful at bringing together people from around the world to learn, discuss, and network in our field of living architecture.  This time partnering with the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN), between Greenroofs.com and WGIN we produced 36 videos involving 59 esteemed international speakers, specifically: 22 Individual Presenters, including 5 Keynotes; 5 Panel Sessions; and 9 Collaborative Presentations.

Watch these other VS2013 videos released so far:

Green Infrastructure Design and the Biophilic Effect Keynote Video by Mary Ann Uhlmann.

Vegetation Development on Extensive Green Roofs Over Time Video by Christine Thuring.

Investigación de Azoteas Verdes de la Universidad Autónoma Chapingo – Green Roof Research at the Chapingo Autonomous University Video by Dr. Gilberto Navas.

Sky Parks in the Public Realm – Elevating Green Ways and Urban Connectivity Panel Session with Dr. Maureen Connelly, Sadhu Aufochs Johnston, Randy Sharp, and Dr. Tan Puay Yok.

Skyrise Ag: 5 Ways to Local Food Production Collaborative Video with Helen Cameron, Mohamed Hage, George Irwin, Ben Flanner and Alan Joaquin.

Building-Integrated Vegetation: Redefining the Landscape or Chasing a Mirage? Opening Keynote Video by Aditya Ranade.

Mexico City’s Green Plan & Green Roofs – Areas Verdes de la Ciudad de Mexico & Azoteas Naturadas Video by Tanya Müller García.

The Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort Video by Jaron Lubin.

Phyto Kinetic: Gardens in Movement Video by Marc Grañén.

Profiles of Women Business Leaders Greening the Way Collaborative Video with Barbara Deutsch; Lexie Hain and Marguerite Wells; Vanessa Keitges; and Joy Schmidt.

Green Walls and Maintenance – Needs, Opportunities and Best Practices Panel Session Video with Melissa Daniels, Christopher Lyon, Steven Peck, and James Sable.

Reflections of a Green Roof Campaigner and Visions of the Future Keynote Video by Dusty Gedge.

Urban Green in Australia Video by Matt Dillon.

2012 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + A Look into 2013 Collaborative Video with Linda S. Velazquez and Haven Kiers.

We hope you will join us in watching all of these as we present them!

Happy watching,

~ Linda V.

Also see these videos below in various languages on our exclusive Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 greenroofs.TV playlist:

Virtual Summit 2013 Highlights Video

Virtual Summit 2013 Trailer

VS2013 Linda Velazquez Promo

VS2013 Steven Peck Promo

VS2013 Julian Briz Promo – Spanish

VS2013 Matt Dillon Promo

VS2013 Manfred Koehler Promo – German

VS2013 Francois Lassalle Promo – French

VS2013 Eun-Heui Lee Promo – Korean

VS2013 Dorthe Romo Promo

VS2013 Wang Xianmin Promo – Mandarin Chinese

VS2013 Tanya Mueller Promo – Spanish

Video & Project of the Week for August 11, 2014: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Hypar Pavilion

August 14, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 8/11/14

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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Hypar Pavilion
New York, NY, USA
10,804 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

One of the largest and best-known arts complexes in the world, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts encompasses 12 independent companies and 15 venues bringing a wide range of events to five million visitors per year. Part of Lincoln Center’s $650 million West 65th St. redevelopment plan, the redesigned Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has a free standing glass-walled restaurant topped with a 10,000 sf sloped vegetated roof that doubles as a campus lawn – The Hypar Pavilion. Shaped in the form of a hyperbolic paraboloid, architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and FX Fowle Architects, in collaboration with other experts, first tested mock-ups of the greenroof lawn at 1/16 the size of the actual space.

The roof reaches a full height of 11 feet from the plaza level and 23 feet from the sidewalk level and extends down to the plaza on the south end, providing access for pedestrians. Consisting of a blend of tall fescue and Kentucky Blue grasses, the slope varies from a 1:12 pitch at the landing point to a 3:12 slope at the edges. About 50% of the roof is at a 2:12 slope, providing a fairly comfortable climb for visitors. American Hydrotech teamed with the design firms to meet the challenge of installing a greenroof of this imposing shape: GardNet®, a flexible 3-dimensional cellular confinement system, provides the appropriate measures to cope with the shear forces and growing media retention on the steep slopes.

See the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Hypar Pavilion, one of the projects highlighted in Richard Hayden’s video presentation Sloped and Complex Green Roofs from the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2011 on the greenroofsTV channel on YouTube.

Year: 2010
Owner: Lincoln Center
Location: New York, NY, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 10,804 sq. ft.
Grade: 35%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Plant Supplier: Emory Knoll Farms
Greenroof System: American Hydrotech
Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with FXFOWLE Architects
Turf Expert: Frank Rossi
Horticulturalist: William Harder
Construction: Turner Construction
General Contractor: Leher McGovern Bovis, Inc.
Waterproofing Consultant: James R. Gainfort AIA
Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Engineering Service: ARUP

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