Video & Project of the Week for August 3, 2015: LeFrak Center at Lakeside – Prospect Park

August 5, 2015 at 2:21 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 8/03/15

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LeFrak Center at Lakeside – Prospect Park
Brooklyn, NY, USA
44,329 sf. Greenroofs

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Project Description & Details

In the nineteenth century, Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux designed the 585-acre Prospect Park, one of Brooklyn’s most treasured destinations for relaxation and recreation and a national landmark. Designed by noted architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, in collaboration with the Alliance’s acclaimed landscape architect Christian Zimmerman, the 75,000 sf LEED Gold certified Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Center at Lakeside provides seasonal ice skating, roller skating, biking, boating, and water play. Designed by Roofmeadow, the recreation facility boasts a 24,601 sf extensive green roof and a 19,728 sf intensive green roof, and has earned the 2015 AIA Institute of Honor Award for Architecture.

A 23-foot high canopy on the LeFrak Center supports the extensive sedum green roof from Moerings USA / Sempergreen® above and a whirlwind of activity below including ice skating in the winter and roller skating in the warm seasons. The concession buildings are buried in the land and covered by the landscape on structure green roofs which connect to each other, the existing pathways, and the highly variable landscape grades, allowing the structures to blend into the park landscape. The intensive green roof footpaths approaching from the east and north ascend gradually and imperceptibly over the top of the 20,000 square-foot complex, eventually ending at an overlook of the facility and the scenic Prospect Park Lake beyond. An innovative stormwater collection strategy and 15,000 gallon rainwater retention cistern result in zero rainwater runoff from the intensive green roof areas, with no potable water used to irrigate the green roofs. The combined green roofs prevent over 900,000 gallons of rainwater from entering the sewer each year, and this eight-acre redevelopment project is a national model for integrating cutting edge sustainable design into a historic park.

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Year: 2013
Owner: NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and Prospect Park Alliance
Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Building Type: Park
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 44,329 sq.ft.
Slope: 1-30%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Andy Kim, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
Design Firm/Green Roof Designer: Charlie Miller, Roofmeadow
Landscape Architect: Christian Zimmerman, Prospect Park Alliance
Civil Engineer: Stantec Consulting – New York
Civil Engineer (Rainwater Harvesting): Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
General Contractor: Sciame Construction Co.
Green Roof Contractor: Evergreen Environments, LLC
Mason: Marco Berardi, Berardi Stone Setting, Inc.
Pre-vegetated Mats: Moerings USA / Sempergreen®
© Image Credits: Ari Burling, Michael Moran, and Roofmeadow

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Video & Project of the Week for March 23, 2015: Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology

March 24, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 3/23/15

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Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology
Philadelphia, PA, USA
9,480 sf. Greenroofs

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Project Description & Details

Demonstrating the University of Pennsylvania’s leadership in the emerging field, the LEED Gold certified Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology is a premier $91.5 million state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratory facility. The 78,000-gross-square-foot facility houses several multi-user experimental laboratories critical to advanced research and development in nanotechnology, woven together by collaborative public spaces that enable interaction between different fields. Defined by a 1.7-acre central campus green at a new gateway to the campus, the building also features a courtyard, public galleria, a forum space, high-profile conference rooms, and two green roof spaces.

Responsible as architect and for site design, WEISS/MANFREDI focused the laboratories around a new central quad. This convergence of architecture and landscape at the heart of this project provides a new indoor/outdoor open space for interaction, allowing panoramic exterior views, opening the sciences to the University landscape, and making research activities highly visible. The green roofs crown the 68-foot cantilevered volume – one lower, partially accessible intensive roof with native plants, and one upper extensive roof with sedums. They are considered a “miniaturization” of the building’s courtyard. The Roofmeadow Type III Savannah Intensive Vegetative Roof Assembly was installed utilizing 3 inches of drainage media with varying depths of growing media planted with assorted sedums and native trees, perennials and grasses.

The Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology is the 2015 Recipient of the Institute Honor Awards for Architecture from the AIA.

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Year: 2013
Owner: University of Pennsylvania
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Building Type: Laboratory Facility
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 9,480 sq. ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Greenroof System Provider & Consultant: Roofmeadow
Green Roof Contractor: G.R.A.S.S. and EDA Contractor
Architect & Site Design: WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism
Greenroof Design: WEISS/MANFREDI
Civil Engineer: Stantec Consulting
General Contractor: Gilbane Building Company
Photography: Albert Vecerka/Esto Courtesy of WEISS/MANFREDI; Roofmeadow

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Video & Project of the Week for December 8, 2014: Simmons College School of Management

December 9, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 12/08/14

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Simmons College School of Management
Boston, MA, USA
2,000 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons College is a nationally recognized private university. Offering undergraduate education for women and renowned coeducational graduate programs, it also has the nation’s first MBA program designed specifically for women. Designed by CannonDesign architects, the $63 million Simmons College School of Management and Academic Building was formerly a parking lot. The LEED Gold certified structure encloses the newly formed Simmons Quadrangle creating a new center for campus life and concealing a five-level 700-car subterranean parking garage below.

The building includes four state-of-the-art general-use classrooms, four School of Management-specific classrooms, an executive education conference room, and a green roof patio. Installed by Apex Green Roofs, the Roofmeadow Type II design has primarily drought tolerant sedum species with mounds of flowering perennials and grasses at deeper depths, which range from 4″-8″. Overlooking the quad, the semi-intensive greenroof is available to faculty and students to enjoy.

A powerful reflection of Simmons’ commitment to environmental sustainability and of their responsible stewardship of economic resources, the project has been included in Simmons College’s curricula in environmental science and ethics/philosophy, further enhancing their sustainable mindset.

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Year: 2008
Owner: Simmons College
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Building Type: Educational
Type: Semi-Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size:
2,000 sq.ft.
Slope: 2%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: CannonDesign
Installation:
Apex Green Roofs
General Contractor:
Lee Kennedy Co.
Greenroof System:
Roofmeadow Type II

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Video & Project of the Week for November 10, 2014: Nashville Music City Center

November 11, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 11/10/14

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Nashville Music City Center
Nashville, TN, USA
191,000 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

The LEED Gold certified Nashville Music City Center (MCC) is a 1,200,000 square foot convention center in the SoBro (South of Broadway) district in Nashville. Five stories high, the wavy roof has three independent greenroof sections which mimic the rolling hills of Tennessee. The iconic greenroof design represents the frets and body of a guitar – including 845 solar panels incorporated into the guitar body itself. A 360,000 gallon rainwater collection tank stores rainwater from the roof which is used to irrigate outdoor landscaping and flush the hundreds of toilets in the building.

The Music City Center is the recipient of the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities 2014 Green Roof Special Recognition Award. The co-recipients are Roofmeadow, who designed the greenroof, provided construction oversight, and oversees maintenance; Greenrise Technologies, who constructed the greenroof and also conducts greenroof maintenance; and TVS, lead architect, who conceived the greenroof project and laid out the signature green diamond pattern. Greenrise Technologies says “This project represents the ultimate fusion of aesthetics and engineered performance.”

Designed for stormwater retention and urban heat island reduction, the greenroof can handle a 2.6-million-gallon stormwater offset. Protected by a waterproofing membrane from Sika Sarnafil with Bonar‘s Enkadrain®/W 3601 drainage, the shallow under 3″ deep rooflite® Extensive MCL substrate blended by Garick is covered with pre-vegetated sedum mats from Sempergreen. The undulating surfaces with pitches ranging from 16 – 25% required slope stabilization of the media, and the Anti-Slip System Type N with net and sills from Optigreen® was used, supplied by Conservation Technology.

We at Greenroofs.com hope to see you in Music City tomorrow at CitiesAlive!  As you may know, Haven Kiers and I will be presenting our 2014 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design this Friday, November 14 at 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm – SESSION 6 – please come and see us.  The Nashville Music City Center is included in our Top 10 List, representing one great example of the #5 category, “Sculptural Architecture.”

Year: 2012
Owner: City of Nashville
Location: Nashville, TN, USA
Building Type: Municipal/Government
Type: Extensive
System: Custom
Size:
191,000 sq.ft.
Slope: 25%
Access: Inaccessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates (TVS); Tuck Hinton Architects; and Moody-Nolan Architects
General Contractor Joint Venture: Bell & Associates Construction, Clark Construction Group, Harmony Construction Group
Greenroof Design: Roofmeadow, with TVS
Greenroof Installation: Greenrise Technologies
Waterproofing Membrane: Sika Sarnafil
Roofer: Baker Roofing
Drainage: Enkadrain®/W 3601, Bonar
Anti-Slip System: Type N with Net and Sills, Optigreen®
Optigreen® Distributor: Conservation Technology
Growing Medium: rooflite®
rooflite® Blender: Garick
Pre-vegetated Mats: Sempergreen
Maintenance: Greenrise Technologies with oversight from Roofmeadow

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