Video & Project of the Week for March 2, 2015: Stinson Transport Centre, STM – Société de transport de Montréal (Montreal Transit Corporation)

March 3, 2015 at 10:00 am

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 3/02/15

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Stinson Transport Centre, STM –
Société de transport de Montréal (Montreal Transit Corporation)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
80,200 sf. Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

The Société de transport de Montréal (STM), the Montreal Transit Corporation, is a public transport agency that operates transit bus and rapid transit services in Quebec, Canada. Due to the increased demand for public transit, the STM needed a new transport centre to accommodate its growing fleet. In order to minimize its impact on neighboring residents, the 350,000 sf centre’s site was situated in a declining industrial sector. The main objective of the project was to minimize the ecological footprint of the site by integrating most of the circulation for bus parking inside the building.

Lemay Associés Architecture Firm designed the 165 million dollar building according to the principles of sustainable development. This giant two-story building has the capacity for up to 300 buses, including 100 articulated (double) buses. Stinson is expected to be the first LEED Gold certified transport centre in Canada. The design intent was to achieve a seamless weaving of the project into the surrounding urban fabric. The “weaving” meshed together the structural grid of the building and the landscape into a new multifunctional feature, clearly identifiable on the massive roof using a Vegetal I.D. greenroof system. Over 80,000 square feet of their Standard Mix of HYDROPACK made the STM building the largest greenroof in Quebec as well as the signature of the project.

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Year: 2013
Owner: STM
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Building Type: Municipal/Government
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size:
80,200 sq.ft.
Slope: 2%
Access: Inaccessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Lemay Associés Architecture
Greenroof System: HYDROPACK, Vegetal i.D.
Greenroof Installation: Le Toits Vertige
General Contractor: LA Hébert
Landscape Architect: Version Paysage
Civil Engineer: Pasquin St-Jean et associés
Electrical Engineer: Bouthillette Parizeau et associés
Transportation Consultant: Roche Ltd

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Video & Project of the Week for February 23, 2015: 23-Story Atrium Living Wall

February 24, 2015 at 12:00 am

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 2/23/15

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23-Story Atrium Living Wall
New York, NY, USA
1,920 sf. Greenwall

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Project Description & Details

One block from the Freedom Tower in downtown Manhattan, the private client was beginning an extensive renovation of their commercial office space including a complete overhaul of their 23-story atrium lobby. Though impressive, the space was very stark and cold and they wanted to make the space more welcoming to visitors and building occupants. Gensler, the architecture firm designing the renovation, suggested literally “enlivening” the space with a large-scale living wall to provide a focal point of living artwork as the backdrop to a public seating and gathering area and the front security desk. Plant Connection installed a 32′ tall by 60′ wide interior G-O2 green wall – NYC’s largest to date (as of 2012).

The existing wall of the atrium consisted of recessed and louvered cutouts, making it problematic for attaching the living wall components. The architects devised a solution of building a freestanding wall in front of the actual atrium wall. Plant Connection’s green wall designer, Sabrina Buttitta, designed an organic tapestry of plants to balance the magnitude of the 23-story corporate atrium. The 1,920 SF living wall is home to 11,673 plants, and the plant palette was carefully chosen to meet several goals. The plants had to have similar lighting, watering, and fertilization requirements. They also needed to have enough contrast in color and texture to create the “Living Tapestry” design for the living mural. Because of its size, this living wall is comprised of 12 distinct irrigation zones with an irrigation clock, which allows for individual programming of each zone separately. In 2013, the 23-Story Atrium Living Wall project won two awards from the Plantscape Industry Alliance, the Award of Excellence and the Judge’s Choice Award for top overall project.

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Year: 2012
Owner: Private
Location: New York, NY, USA
Building Type: Corporate
Type: Living Wall
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 1,920 sq.ft.
Slope: 100%
Access: Accessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Manufacturer & Grower: Plant Connection, Inc.
Green Wall System: G-O2 Living Walls, Plant Connection, Inc.
Planting Design: Sabrina Buttitta, BSLA, Plant Connection, Inc.
Architect: Gensler
Installation: Sponzilli Landscape Group
Maintenance: Parker Plants

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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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