Project of the Week for December 5, 2016: Sejong, Public Administration Town

December 5, 2016 at 9:00 am

Project of the Week Sejong Public Administration Town Diana Balmori

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 12/05/16

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Sejong, Public Administration Town
Sejong, South Korea
1,237,850 sf. Greenroof

Publisher’s Note: We are showcasing the Sejong, Public Administration Town again as our Project of the Week in honor and remembrance of its designer, Dr. Diana Balmori who passed away in November.  You can see Diana talking about this and other thoughtful sustainable design projects in her Greenroofs & Walls of the World Virtual Summit 2015 Keynote Video: “Green Roofs to New Cities.”

Project of the Week Mini Description & Details

Providing an opportunity to bring cultural ideas and beliefs together to celebrate the spirit of Korea in the 21st century, the 667-acre Administrative Complex Sejong is Korea’s newest city. The complex is now home to 37 government organizations and 13,000 public servants who were previously located in or near Seoul. With a framework of eight levels above ground and one below, the structure totals 3.5 kilometers long – perhaps the longest in the world. In 2007 Balmori Associates won the competition to design the Master Plan for Sejong City and designed it in collaboration with H Associates and Haeahn Architecture.

Project of the Week Sejong Public Administration Town Diana Balmori

Balmori Associates says, “We proposed a new approach to city-making, one that starts with landscape architecture. The master plan consists of a continuous linear park on a continuous roof joining all the ministries.” Dictated by the contours of the land that were once hilly but now flattened to make way for as many as 500,000 future residents, a grid of streets and transit runs through the center of the city within a network of green spaces. The connected buildings were designed to look like an Oriental dragon in flight from above and the superstructure on top contains a variety of planted sloping walkways, wide-open expanses, ramps, and corridors – with the government offices below. Three interconnected urban strategies were proposed: FLAT CITY, LINK CITY, and ZERO WASTE CITY. The beautiful greenroof equals 28 acres and the pitches vary considerably, allowing it to slope down to the ground in pedestrian-friendly inclines.

Project of the Week Sejong Public Administration Town Diana Balmori

Project of the Week Sejong Public Administration Town Diana Balmori

Year: 2014
Owner: Multi-functional Administrative City Construction Agency of Korea
Location: Sejong, South Korea
Building Type: Municipal/Government
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Other
Size: 1,237,850 sq. ft.
Slope: 1-10%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

Project of the Week Sejong Public Administration Town Diana Balmori

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Landscape & Urban Design and Master Planning: Balmori Associates
Architect: H Associates, Inc. and Haeahn Architecture
Project Team: Sehan Yoon, Taeman Kim, Diana Balmori, Hangman Zo, Kihong Nam, Hyungshik Kim, Arian Lee, Samgmok Kim
Photography: Efrain Mendez, ArchFrame.net

Project of the Week Sejong Public Administration Town Diana Balmori

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Project of the Week Sejong Public Administration Town Diana Balmori

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Project of the Week for September 19, 2016: Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort Rooftop Hydroponic Farm

September 19, 2016 at 1:33 pm

Project of the Week Anantara Riverside Bangkok Rooftop Hydroponic Farm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 9/19/16

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Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort Rooftop Hydroponic Farm
Bangkok, Thailand
30,139 sf. Hydroponic Greenroof

Project of the Week Description & Details

Set on 11 riverside acres of verdant gardens on the Chao Phraya River, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort is a thriving luxury oasis offering a unique way to experience Bangkok. Recently granted GOLD Certification by Green Growth 2050, the global sustainability certification standard for travel and tourism, the hotel is committed to continuing a tradition of offering its guests a taste of ‘local experiences.’ Partnering with Bangsai Agricultural Centre, they now offer guests a locally grown, certified organic, freshly harvested selection of Western and Asian herbs, vegetables and salads in the resort’s 2,800 square-meter Rooftop Hydroponic Farm.

Project of the Week Anantara Riverside Bangkok Rooftop Hydroponic Farm

Perched on the third floor overlooking the grand river, the Hydroponic Rooftop Farm consists of Small Green Houses, Sprouting Rooms, Green Houses, and Green Tunnels. Plants are grown in a mineral-rich solution on specially constructed growing platforms under controlled temperature and lighting conditions. A variety of Asian vegetables, Western vegetables, and salads are offered including herbs, melons, organic tomatoes, green zucchini and cucumbers, mixed greens, rocket salads, and micro greens, with a daily production of between 12 – 50 kilograms for each product. The Hydroponic Farm offers greater access to clean, fresh, certified organic produce containing the highest possible nutrition per calorie with up to seven times more rich nutrient compared to produce found in local supermarkets while using no soil, 90 percent less water, 70 percentage less land, and 50 percent less fertilizer. Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort serves daily fresh locally produced greens from its hotel-based Hydroponic Farm, and discriminating guests can now taste the difference and value the idea to super fresh being important to their health, as it does not get any fresher than having freshly grown greens ‘straight from the farm to the table in a day.’

Project of the Week Anantara Riverside Bangkok Rooftop Hydroponic Farm

Project of the Week Anantara Riverside Bangkok Rooftop Hydroponic Farm

Year: 2016
Owner: Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Intensive, Hydroponic
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 30139 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private

Project of the Week Anantara Riverside Bangkok Rooftop Hydroponic Farm

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Hydroponic Farming Design: Makavan Horsuwan and Chauphan Horsuwan, Bangsai Agricultural Centre
Rooftop Hydroponic Farm Partner/Host: Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort
Hydroponic Techniques: Dynamic Root Floating Technique System, Nutrient Film Technique, Hydroponic Drip Irrigation Bucket System, Water Fogging System

Project of the Week Anantara Riverside Bangkok Rooftop Hydroponic Farm

Project of the Week Anantara Riverside Bangkok Rooftop Hydroponic Farm

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Project of the Week Anantara Riverside Bangkok Rooftop Hydroponic Farm

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Project of the Week for September 5, 2016: Santalaia

September 5, 2016 at 11:46 pm

Project of the Week Santalaia Bogota Colombia

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 9/05/16

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Santalaia
Bogotá, Colombia
33,551 sf. Greenwall

Project of the Week Description & Details

The Santalaia is a high end multi-family residential building in the Colombian capital of Bogotá with a wonderful view over the eastern hills. In 2013 architects Exacta Proyecto Total approached Groncol, a vertical garden and greenroof design/build firm, with the idea of having the building entirely covered with plants. Due to Groncol’s experience using Paisajismo Urbano’s f+p hydroponic system, they were hired to design and construct one of the world’s largest vertical gardens at about 33,550 square feet. Completed in December 2015, the project took a total of eight months of planning and eight months of construction to build the green wall 9 stories above ground and 2 stories underground.

Project of the Week Santalaia Bogota Colombia

Santalaia. Photo Courtesy of ©Daniel Segura Fotografía: danielsegurafotografia.co

The architect’s intent was to produce a uniform green tone and plant volume, and naturalized plants in the massive f+p green wall include Hebe Mini, asparagus fern, rosemary, vincas, and spathiphyllum, among others – in total about 115,000 plants. Designing irrigation, water recycling systems, and plant selection were some of the biggest challenges. The vertical garden was constructed over a large metallic structure designed specifically for the project. Forty-two irrigation stations are used for the living wall which uses water from the apartments’ showers for irrigation. The plant coverage helps reduce the urban heat island effect and Groncol says 115,000 plants equal a carbon footprint compensation for 700 people; 3,000 square meters of vegetation provide oxygen for 3,000 people; and the very large green wall offers the equivalent of air cleansing for the PMM emissions of 745 cars. The end result is the highly successful establishment of one of the most beautiful and largest Vertical Gardens in the world. The lush Santalaia green wall is a reminder that we should not live only in a concrete covered city, we should be constantly relating with nature instead.

Project of the Week Santalaia Bogota Colombia

Santalaia. Photo Courtesy of ©Daniel Segura Fotografía: danielsegurafotografia.co

Publisher’s Note: Read my blog post Come to Bogota for the 2016 WGIC which will be held in the beautiful and green capital city of Colombia on October 19 – 21, 2016.  And don’t miss out on the last Early Bird Discount for registration which ends on September 22!

Project of the Week Santalaia Bogota Colombia

Year: 2015
Owner: Private
Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Building Type: Multi-Family Residential
Type: Living Wall
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 33,551 sq.ft.
Slope: 100%
Access: Accessible, Private

Project of the Week Santalaia Bogota Colombia

Project of the Week Santalaia Bogota Colombia

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Building Architect: Exacta Proyecto Total
Building Construction Company: Exacta Proyecto Total
Vertical Garden Design and Implementation: Groncol
Vertical Garden Technology/System: f+p system (Sistema f+p), Paisajismo Urbano

Project of the Week Santalaia Bogota Colombia

Project of the Week Santalaia Bogota Colombia

Santalaia. Photo Courtesy of ©Daniel Segura Fotografía: danielsegurafotografia.co.

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Project of the Week Santalaia Bogota Colombia

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Project of the Week for August 29, 2016: Delft University of Technology Library

August 29, 2016 at 7:00 am

Project of the Week Delft University of Technology Library

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 8/29/16

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Delft University of Technology Library
Delft, The Netherlands
16,146 sf. Greenroof

Project of the Week Description & Details

Also known as TU Delft, Delft University is the largest and oldest public Dutch technical university. Constructed in the 1960s, the large, brutalist concrete Aula or General Assembly Hall from Van den Broek & Bakema overshadowed the site for the new library and the university needed a campus atmosphere which included lawns with flowers and trees where students and professors could meet informally on broad stairs. The original 1997 intensive greenroof over the library was replaced in 2009. The 15,000 m² library contains extensive underground book archives, reading rooms, the university publisher, offices, Trésor for historical books and exhibitions, study spaces, and a book binder and book shop.

Project of the Week Delft University of Technology Library

Mecanoo designed the Delft University of Technology Library as a sloped plane, extending the grass from the ground to the very edge of the roof. The structure appears to rise out of the earth, covered with soft grass for all sorts of recreation and pierced by its iconic steel cone. The roof is supported by slender, splayed steel columns in a huge hall enclosed with canted, fully glazed walls. Extending forty meters above grade and floodlit at night, the cone acts as a beacon on the campus day and night. The cone houses four levels of traditional study spaces connected by a helical stair. A suspended gallery of books against cobalt blue walls runs right through all four levels. Within the cone, a central void provides daylight from a glazed roof to the internal reading spaces. The new greenroof system by ZinCo Benelux has a fully adhered two layered roofing system on a cellular glass insulation and ZinCo Elastodrain. The lightweight 6 inch deep substrate and lawn roof is freely accessible for walking and lounging, creating a new amenity for the whole campus. Enjoyed throughout the year, the greenroof is converted into a sledding hill in the winter for further recreation.

Project of the Week Delft University of Technology Library

Year: 2009
Owner: ING Vastgoed
Location: Delft, The Netherlands
Building Type: Educational
Type: Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 16146 sq.ft.
Slope: 15%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

Project of the Week Delft University of Technology Library

Project of the Week Delft University of Technology Library

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

General Contractors: Van Oorschot Versloot Bouw & Boele van Eesteren V.O.F.
Structural Engineer: ABT bv
Building Physics Consultant: Adviesbureau Peutz Associes b.v.
Electrical Engineer: Deerns raadgevende ingenieurs b.v.
Mechanical Engineer: Ketel raadgevende ingenieurs b.v.
Architect: Mecanoo
Greenroof System: ZinCo Benelux
Contractors: Leven op Daken, Mastum Daksystemen, Van der Tol

Project of the Week Delft University of Technology Library

Project of the Week Delft University of Technology Library

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Project of the Week Delft University of Technology Library

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