Video & Project of the Week for June 29, 2015: Casa Clementi

June 30, 2015 at 3:41 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 6/29/15

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Casa Clementi
Singapore
166,410 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

Casa Clementi is a multi-award winning Singapore public housing project by the Housing and Development Board (HDB) adhering to the HDB’s roadmap to provide a better living environment for Singaporeans by creating well-designed, sustainable and community-centric towns. With 10 high-rise residential blocks consisting of 2,234 dwelling units, it is one of the largest public housing projects developed by the HDB. Located on top of the multi-storey car park, its main design feature is a large landscaped environmental deck returning greenery back to the urban setting. The roof garden occupies 15,460 sqm (27.3%) of the site area, of which 7,460 sqm (48.6%) is devoted to planters for planting.

Designed by Surbana International Consultants, Casa Clementi residents and occupants of neighbouring buildings enjoy a delightful Elmich Pte Ltd green roof when they look out from their respective windows and balconies instead of glare from a bare concrete roof. Besides providing additional community space, the landscaped garden offers immediate visible aesthetic value plus long term energy cost savings for the development as well as environmental benefits for the community at large. Paved open plazas, trellised seats, adult and elderly fitness stations, children’s play stations as well as perimeter pathways that also double as a 660 m jogging track complete the multi-functional landscaped environmental deck which connects to all the residential blocks. An oasis of lush greenery, the rooftop garden is where residents mingle and unwind, and children play without having to leave the safety of their residential compound.

Find more photos and additional information about this project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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Year: 2012
Owner: Singapore Housing and Development Board
Location: Singapore
Building Type: Multi-Family Residential
Type: Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 166,410 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect of Record: Surbana International Consultants Pte Ltd
Landscape Consultant: Surbana International Consultants Pte Ltd
Main Contractor: Straits Construction Singapore Pte Ltd
Green Roof Specialist: Elmich Pte Ltd
Designer and Manufacturer of VersiCell®: Elmich Pte Ltd
Distributor & Supplier of EVALON® V: Elmich Pte Ltd
Greenroof System: Elmich Landscape Roof

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~ Linda V.

Video & Project of the Week for April 20, 2015: SOLARIS, Fusionopolis (Phase 2B)

April 21, 2015 at 4:14 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 4/20/15

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SOLARIS,
Fusionopolis (Phase 2B), One North
Singapore
32,152 sf Greenroofs
3,272 sf Atrium Planter Boxes
44,293 sf Green Ramp
1,765 sf Greenwalls

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Project Description & Details

SOLARIS is a 15 story office building located in the Fusionopolis hub in central Singapore’s One-North Business Park, an area dedicated to research and development in technology, media, physical sciences & engineering industries. Since the site was originally a military base, most of the original ecological system had been destroyed. Designed by T. R. Hamzah & Yeang, the architect’s response was to conserve what little greenery there was by building on areas which would cause the least ecological damage, helping to improve the site’s biodiversity simply through the positioning of the building.

SOLARIS is comprised of two towers connected with a passively-ventilated central atrium. Office floors are linked by a series of sky terraces which span the atrium at upper floors. The architect designed over 8,000 square meters landscaping, a total more than the area of building. The “eco-building” replaced the original site with a ratio of 108% of landscape to site area. The “green ramp” at SOLARIS is a 1.5 kilometer linear, continuous landscape ramp that was built to connect the ground level to the upper levels of the building, linking the basement Eco-cell with a cascading sequence of roof-gardens at the highest levels. The building has accomplished a 36% reduction in overall energy consumption by integrating fully landscaped areas directly into the facade of the building. A dramatic vision of the possibilities inherent in Skyrise greenery design, 95% of the project’s total landscaped area is above ground level.

Find more photos and additional information about this project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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SOLARIS is Greenroofs.com’s Project of the Week 4/20/15 Replay in honor of its designer, the green architect, ecologist and planner Ken Yeang who is the Opening Keynote for the Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015. Enjoy his lively hour-long interview by Linda Velazquez for an in-depth look into Ken’s signature bioclimatic eco-architecture plus much more insight into SOLARIS itself, now playing though May 31, 2015.

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Year: 2010
Owner: SoilBuild Group Holdings
Location: Singapore
Building Type: Corporate
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 84,777 sq.ft.
Grade: 1 – 7%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect of Design: T. R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn. Bhd.
Architect of Record: CPG Consultants Pte Ltd
Structural Engineer: Arup Singapore Pte Ltd
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: CPG Consultants Pte Ltd
Quantity Surveyor: PEB Consultants
Facade Consultant: Aurecon Singapore (Pte.) Ltd.
Sustainability Consultant: Aurecon Singapore (Pte.) Ltd.
Photographer: Albert Lim

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof (or wall, green ramp, atrium planter boxes…)!

~ Linda V.

Video & Project of the Week for January 19, 2015: VivoCity

January 20, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 1/19/15

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VivoCity
Singapore
16,146 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

VivoCity, an integral part of Singapore’s 24-hectare HarbourFront precinct, is a multi-award winning dynamic integrated waterfront business, entertainment and lifestyle hub developed by Mapletree with an Asian focus. As Singapore’s largest shopping mall, VivoCity features a vibrant mix of about 300 dining, retail and entertainment outlets from the focal point of its central atrium with a unique 300 meter waterfront promenade. Co-designed by internationally acclaimed Japanese architect, Toyo Ito and DP Architects, VivoCity’s undulating forms give continuous curvature to the structure’s halls, facade and roof, reformulating the typical hard-edged, ‘big box’ mall type.

The lush third level rooftop sky park was designed to provide topographies of landscaped gardens, observation landings, and a large shallow water feature for wading, spanning the area of four Olympic-sized swimming pools. The mega mall’s public roof garden is accessible to everyone and offers an innovative use of landscape as a part of the shopping experience. Covering the beautifully landscaped roof is a variety of greenroofing products supplied by Elmich including Eurathane® 2000, EVALON® V, and Fleximent® 201 for waterproofing, VersiCell® sub-soil drainage cells, and VersiWeb® cellular slope stabilizing panels.

VivoCity provides a seamless and user-friendly environment where people of all ages can enjoy its numerous offerings.

Find more photos and additional information about this project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

Year: 2006
Owner: Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd
Location: Singapore
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size:
16,146 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Developer: MapleTree Investments Pte Ltd
Architect: DP Architects Pte Ltd, Singapore and Toyo Ito & Associates, Japan
Landscape Architect: Sitetectonix Pte Ltd
Landscape Contract Owner: Nature Landscapes Pte Ltd
Green Roof Specialist: Elmich Pte Ltd
Designer/Manufacturer of VersiCell® sub-soil drainage modules: Elmich Pte Ltd
Supplier/Manufacturer of VersiWeb® cellular confinement web: Elmich Pte Ltd
Supplier/Distributor of Evalon waterproofing membrane: Elmich Pte Ltd
Supplier/Distributor of Fleximent 201 & Eurathane 2000: Elmich Pte Ltd
Water Feature Design: Fluidity Design Consultants
Infrastructure Architect: DP Infrastructure

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Love the Earth, Plant a Roof!

~ Linda V.

Watch “The Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort” by Jaron Lubin from Our Virtual Summit 2013

December 16, 2014 at 3:06 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 Individual Video “The Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort” by Jaron Lubin, principal of Safdie Architects.  Aramis and I greatly enjoyed hearing him speak in Singapore about his company’s engagement with this awesome and amazing project back in November, 2010, when Jaron and I both spoke there at the International Skyrise Greenery Conference.  To say the Marina Bay Sands is a spectacular feat of engineering – not to mention gorgeous in every way, is simply an understatement!  We visited it as part of our tour and the views were spectacular – inside and out – on top, and all across Singapore.

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The world’s most expensive standalone casino hotel at a cost of $8 billion Singapore dollars, the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort measures 650 ft high with 55 floors. Crowning the amazing structure is the magnificent SkyPark, a 12,400 m2 greenroof that cantilevers 67 meters over the edge which includes gardens, restaurants and bars, and a 50-meter infinity edge swimming pool.

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Jaron will present “The Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort,” recorded in November 2012 in Bangalore, India at The INTERNATIONAL GREEN CONFERENCE organized by the Indian Green Infrastructure Network (IGIN).

Here’s more:

JaronLubinSomerville, MA, USA. Jaron Lubin joined Safdie Architects in 2004, and became Principal in 2012.  (As of early 2013) He is currently developing a proposal for the national Arts Museum of Beijing, as well as serving as project designer for a new condominium complex in Bashan, Singapore.  Previously, he led the competition-winning design effort for the Marina Bay Sands project, and then relocated to Singapore to oversee the work there, most notable as resident design architect for the SkyPark.

Marina Bay Sands is a world-class luxury casino and hotel in Singapore capped by the 340m-long greenroofed SkyPark with a capacity of 3,900 people and a 150m infinity swimming pool.  Set on top of the world’s largest public cantilevered platform, it overhangs the north tower by 67m.” ~ VS2013

Watch the “The Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort” by Jaron Lubin 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:

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 + 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