Greenroofs.com Project of the Week for July 16, 2018: Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Space

July 17, 2018 at 1:42 pm

Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Space

 Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Space
Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY, USA
21,711 sf Greenroof

Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Space

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: July 16, 2018

When I think of a sensitively and beautifully designed meadow in the sky in Brooklyn, I immediately think of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center and the Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Space.  Both are the result of hard work and commitment to ameliorating the local environment and bringing nature back into the city’s urban fabric.

The Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Space is unique in many ways, but perhaps most importantly because it was also designed to function as an interactive open space for people, as well as flora and fauna.

Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Space

Designer and greenroof promoter/builder Marni Majorelle is the brainchild behind this awesome community endeavor and project embracing environmental stewardship.  Knowing she needed a local non-profit as a partner, she approached the NYC Audubon who along with Newton Creek Alliance and others put the financial wheels in motion.

Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Space

Yet, without the corporate and personal involvement of Tony and Gina Argento, owners of Broadway Stages where the greenroof is located, the Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Space simply would not have been possible.  Donating the roof space and matching funds, the Argentos are prime examples of community leadership in Greenpoint, Brooklyn!  And the result is a beautiful Green Roof & Community Space for all to enjoy.

Finally, it’s always great when we can incorporate film snippets in our Project of the Week videos.  Karen Benfield, a board member of NYC Audubon, created a wonderful video with her production company, Lark Song Media.  We’re thankful to the NYC Audubon / Lark Song Media for sharing theirs!

Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Space

Mini Description & Details

Located in a highly industrial area in north Brooklyn, Kingsland Wildflowers is a Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund project committed to expanding natural habitat and green corridors for bird and wildlife populations.

The project is a great example of a creative partnership, an inspiring vision, and an urban transformation for the benefit of the community.

Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Space

First created in the mind of Marni Majorelle, founder of Alive Structures, she brought together local businesses and non-profit organizations in joining efforts.  The space for the green roof was donated by Tony Argento, founder of Broadway Stages, a local film and production company.

The NYC Audubon manages the project and oversees green roof wildlife monitoring through bat and bird microphones and swallow houses installed on the green roof.  Newtown Creek Alliance conducts research into land use, policy, and economic factors of green roof installation in industrial areas.

Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Space

Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Space

The Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Space had its grand opening in September 2016, and by August 2017 it also included a second sedum roof.  The green roof oasis acts as a natural habitat – a habitat expansion program – to foster local bird and wildlife populations.

Designed by Marni Majorelle, plants were specifically selected to attract birds and other wildlife with native grasses and herbaceous perennial species native to New York.  One is the Butterfly Weed, used as a host plant for monarch butterflies and produces silky seed pod fibers used by Boston Orioles and American Goldfinches in nesting.

Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Space

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The rooftop wildflower meadow is supported by ultralite growing media, the rooflite® semi-intensive 500 series.  A sphere water fountain overflows with water, nestled amidst the winding New York State Bluestone walkway, and the water feature is a popular focal point of the green roof garden.

The Kingsland Wildflowers Greenroof & Community Space offers enrichment activities for the neighborhood, including author lectures, eco-festivals, native plant walk tours, bird surveys, wine and beer tastings, and an outdoor classroom for local schools and the general public.  Greenpoint can now enjoy a green corridor habitat of native grasses and flowers for New York City’s bird, bat, and pollinator populations.

Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Space

Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Space

Year: 2016, 2017
Owner: Broadway Stages
Location: Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Semi-Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 21711 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, By Appointment

 

Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Space

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Greenroof Designer: Marni Majorelle, Alive Structures
Waterproofing Membrane & Insulation: Alive Structures
General Contractor: Alive Structures
Soil System: Perennial Roofs, rooflite®
Growing Media: rooflite semi-intensive 500
Water Retention Layer & Filter Layer: Conservation Technologies
Roofing Consultant: Rex Lari, Engineer, Total Structural Group, LLC
Kingsland Wildflowers Project Coordinator: Niki Jackson, New York City Audubon

Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Space

Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Space

All the Info:

View the Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Space project profile to see ALL of the Photos and Additional Information about this particular project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Space

Project of the Week Video Feature

Watch the Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Space Project of the Week Video below or see it on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube:

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week 7/16/18 video credits: NYC Audubon / Lark Song Media.  Video photo credits courtesy of rooflite®; New York City Audubon including from Mitch Waxman and Niki Jackson; Kingsland Wildflowers, and the Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof & Community Space Facebook page.

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John Purcell, Global Vegetables R&D Lead, MONSANTO COMPANY, USA
Osnat Michaeli, Co-Founder & CMO, INFARM, GERMANY
Viraj Puri, Co-Founder & CEO, GOTHAMGREENS, USA
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Project of the Week for January 30, 2017: World Trade Center (WTC) Liberty Park Living Wall

January 30, 2017 at 9:00 am
Project of the Week World Trade Center Liberty Park Greenwall

Photo: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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World Trade Center (WTC) Liberty Park Living Wall
New York, NY, USA
3,305 sq. ft. Greenwall

Project of the Week Mini Description & Details

Opening almost 15 years after 9/11 in June 2016, the $50 million World Trade Center’s Liberty Park is an elevated, one-acre linear park built on top of a vehicular security-screening center overlooking the original footprint of the World Trade Center, now the National September 11th Memorial. Designed for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey by landscape architect Joseph E. Brown, the rooftop park features many trees – including a descendant of Anne Frank’s famous Horse Chestnut Tree – plus shrubs, perennials and unique seating that provides a place for visitors to reflect, relax and recharge amidst bustling New York City.

Project of the Week World Trade Center Liberty Park Greenwall

The World Trade Center Liberty Park & Living Wall showing the the future St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox National Shrine, under construction. Video screen shot from Santiago Calatrava; Courtesy Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

Project of the Week World Trade Center Liberty Park Greenwall

An architectural rendering of Liberty Park by Santiago Calatrava, next to the future St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox National Shrine. Credit: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

One of the park’s most striking features is the multi-hued 25 feet high and 336 feet long G-O2® Living Wall by Plant Connection that transforms the prosaic walls and garage entrances leading to the network of underground roadways and loading docks. Home to over 20,000 evergreen groundcovers and flowering perennials including Baltic Ivy, Common Periwinkle, Coral Bells, Japanese Spurge, and Wintercreeper that provide year-round visual interest of color and texture, the plantings were designed in a staggered, horizontal grid to complement the 9/11 Memorial. The broad bands of color also help soften the scale and façade of the building along Liberty Street, and an extensive 18-zone drip irrigation provides water for the living wall. The 845 stainless steel panels were pre-grown and monitored at Plant Connection’s nursery, ensuring the roots anchored into the panels and media before hanging vertically. Once home to the Deutsche Bank building, Liberty Park came after three years of intensive planning, designing, engineering, and coordinating with a multidisciplinary team of professionals. Collectively, they have transformed the site into a meaningful and memorable space where life and greenery symbolize the rebirth of Lower Manhattan – while always remembering the past.

Project of the Week World Trade Center Liberty Park Greenwall

The World Trade Center Memorial with Liberty Park under construction shown by the arrows. Photo: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Project of the Week World Trade Center Liberty Park Greenwall

The living wall under construction. Photo source: WTC Progress Facebook page.

Year: 2016
Owner: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Location: New York, NY, USA
Building Type: Park
Greenwall Type: Living Wall
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 3305 sq.ft.
Slope: 100%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

Project of the Week World Trade Center Liberty Park Greenwall

Growing in the plants at the Plant Connection nursery for the Liberty Park Living Wall.

Project of the Week World Trade Center Liberty Park Greenwall

WTC Living Wall Plant Connection Final Planting Plan.

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Park Design & Landscape Architect: Joseph E. Brown
Developer/Construction: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
General Contractor: TB Penick & Sons
Greenwall System: G-O2® Living Wall, Plant Connection
Manufacturer & Grower: Plant Connection, Inc.

Greenwall Installation: Sponzilli Landscape Group

Project of the Week World Trade Center Liberty Park Greenwall

Project of the Week World Trade Center Liberty Park Greenwall

Project of the Week World Trade Center Liberty Park Greenwall

View the World Trade Center (WTC) Liberty Park Living Wall PROJECT PROFILE to see ALL of the Photos and Additional Information about this particular project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

Project of the Week World Trade Center Liberty Park Greenwall

Project of the Week Video Feature

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Greenroofs.com Project of the Week 1/30/17 video photos courtesy of Plant Connection; Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, including use of Santiago Calatrava graphics; WTC Progress Facebook page; and Looking north on opening day of Liberty Street Park By Jim.henderson – Own work, CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication on Wikimedia.

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