Video & Project of the Week for October 13, 2014: The Cloak – Te Kaitaka, Auckland International Airport

October 15, 2014 at 10:00 am

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 10/13/14

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‘The Cloak’ – Te Kaitaka –
Auckland International Airport
The District, Auckland, New Zealand
2,250 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

The District is New Zealand’s ultimate business location in the heart of the growing urban environment at Auckland International Airport, offering the ability to work, play, rest, shop, dine, and fly. Fearon Hay Architects were selected to create a flexible space for hosting events and meetings plus introduce the strategy and opportunities behind the developing precinct. ‘The Cloak,’ or Te Kaitaka in Maori, is a 208m2 greenroof meeting a copper mesh ‘cloak’ screen shrouding two walls of the showcase building positioned in the centre of the airport’s new business district.

The contoured living greenroof was established over a shaped engineered timber frame, providing the shoulders from which an encircling and distinctive woven mesh screen forms, creating The Cloak. With some roof faces up to 30 degree pitch, the greenroof application in an exposed location required technical design expertise and LiveRoof‘s pre-vegetated 150mm deep extensive system was selected by Stormwater360. Working with engineers to develop a lateral support system on the 20+ degree roof faces, they used mechanically fixed perforated aluminum ‘Roof Edge’ to support the loads. Plant selection to match Fearon Hay’s brief as well as sustain the steep slopes and windy conditions was also a technical task. This was achieved using a selection of pre-trialed native New Zealand grasses, groundcovers and sedum plants pre-grown in the LiveRoof® modules for a four month period prior to installation. The architecture of ‘The Cloak’ – Te Kaitaka – demonstrates innovative design and sustainable operation.

Year: 2013
Owner: Auckland Airport
Location: The District, Auckland, New Zealand
Building Type: Aviation
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 2,250 sq.ft.
Slope: 38%
Access: Inaccessible, Open to Public

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Designer: Greg Yeoman, Stormwater360
Modular Greenroof System: LiveRoof®
LiveRoof® Supplier: Stormwater360 New Zealand
Grower: Stormwater360
Installation: Stormwater360
Growing Medium: LiveRoof™ by Stormwater360 New Zealand
Architect: Fearon Hay Architects
Structure: Mott MacDonald, Warner Brunton
Fabricator ‘Cloak Fabrication & Installation’: Cameron McAuley & Justin Groves, Design Productions
General Contractor: Brian Hutton & Rob Anderson, Alaska Construction Ltd.
Project Manager: Bruce McDonald & Lisa Bryan, RCP Ltd.

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!

~ Linda V.

WGIC 2014 in Sydney: New Exhibition Discount Opportunities

September 4, 2014 at 9:01 am

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WGIC 2014 – Calling all Sponsors and Exhibitors:

DISCOUNTED EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES:  LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE

I want to share this new opportunity with those of you who are considering exhibiting at the upcoming World Green Infrastructure Congress (WGIC) 2014 in sensational Sydney this October 8 – 10.  Read on from the Congress organizers:

We understand that all companies cannot afford the expenses associated with a Congress so it has been with this in mind that the WGIC Organising Committee agreed to this cost saving, economical offer for companies wishing to participate but were unable due to financial concerns.

With only a few weeks to this event and limited number of opportunities, don’t miss out on a great opportunity to showcase your organisation. Please see below the Prospectus and Floor Plan:

OFFER 1 (Four opportunities: Stand A-D) 
$800 TABLE TOP STAND PACKAGE
inclusive of 2 chairs, table with table cloth and backing board and company name fascia sign.
 
OFFER 2 (Four opportunities: Stand E-H)
$1500 L-SHAPED STAND PACKAGE
inclusive of 2 chairs, 2 tables and table cloth, 2 backing boards and company name fascia sign.
 
Additional inclusions as outlined in the prospectus on page 12.

We hope this will give you cause to THINK AGAIN about joining the WGIC 2014 Exhibition Floor.”

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And, don’t forget to click on the banner below to receive your great 50% Discount on Registration, an exclusive benefit to our Greenroofs.com readership:

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With Green Roofs Australasia‘s president Matthew Dillon at the helm, the WGIC 2014 in Sydney this October promises to be an awesome conference and exhibition, not to mention networking and great tours!

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~ Linda V.

 

Video & Project of the Week for July 21, 2014: Britomart East Complex Green Walls

July 24, 2014 at 10:18 am

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 7/21/14

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Britomart East Complex Green Walls
Auckland, New Zealand
1,292 sf Greenwall

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Project Description & Details

Britomart is a vibrant shopping, entertainment and business precinct in the heart of downtown Auckland. Surrounded by beautiful heritage buildings, the neighbourhood has a wide array of restaurants and bars, world-class fashion boutiques and interesting art spaces. Located on Takutai in the city’s Central Business District, stunning living walls are situated in the atrium of the Britomart East complex. The green walls were an ideal lightweight solution to the question of how to differentiate the complex’s interior aesthetic.

Designed and installed by Natural Habitats, the two three-story high, 120 m2 of green walls line the east and west end walls and integrate seamlessly into the building fabric. The vertical plantings are hydroponically fed on harvested rainwater and the green walls feature a custom designed planting palette chosen for their low light and maintenance requirements. The walls’ 60 custom made panels had to be carefully installed using a building maintenance unit and abseiling equipment. Considered eco-artwork, they are the focal point of the atrium. The building has a New Zealand Green Building Council five-star rating.

Year: 2011
Owner: Cooper & Company
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Living Wall
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 1,292 sq.ft.
Grade: 100%
Access:
Accessible, Open to Public

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Greenwall Designer and Director: Graham Cleary, Natural Habitats
Modular Greenwall System: Natural Habitats
Mesh Baskets and Gutter Fabricator: AMW Fabrication

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New!  Project of the Week Video Feature

Watch the Britomart East Complex Green Walls Project of the Week Video below or see it on our greenroofs.TV on YouTube:

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!

~ Linda V.

Greenroof Project of the Week for January 6, 2014: Mt Difficulty Winery Wine Barrel Store

January 9, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 1/6/14

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Mt Difficulty Winery Wine Barrel Store
Bannockburn, Central Otago, New Zealand
9,688 sq. ft Greenroof

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 Project Description & Details

New Zealand’s Central Otago Pinot Noir is a world renown drop of red and Mt Difficulty Wines are sure to feature right up there in many a decent wine list. Due to the increasing popularity of their wine, Mt Difficulty had to scale up their boutique winery to cope with the demand. Designed as a low energy input winery, Mt Difficulty Winery vineyards are managed in a way that reflects their commitment to be as gentle with the environment as possible.

The brief for the new barrel store was to create a temperature controlled and environmentally conscious space that would fit into the surrounding Central Otago landscape. The resulting building is an earth toned exposed aggregate pre-cast panel construction buried back into the hillside with a vegetated living roof by LiveRoof covering the entire 900m2 roof footprint. Stormwater360 developed and installed a palette of grasses suited to the lightweight pumice based growing medium and mixed in locally sourced thyme for aromatics and sedum for color. The roof can be viewed looking down from the Mt Difficulty restaurant and tasting room while enjoying a glass your favorite wine.

Year: 2012
Owner: Mt Difficulty Wines
Location: Bannockburn, Central Otago, New Zealand
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 9,688 sq.ft.
Slope: 1.6%
Access: Accessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Designer: Greg Yeoman, Stormwater360
Modular Greenroof System: LiveRoof®
LiveRoof® Supplier: Stormwater360, New Zealand
Grower: Central Otago Property Services
Installation: Stormwater360
Growing Medium: UrbanGreen Roofmix, Stormwater360
Architectural Designer: Wild Rooster Design

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!  Happy New Year 2014!

~ Linda V.