Greenroofs.com Announces New Website in 2018 with Funding from LEAf

December 22, 2017 at 3:49 pm

Greenroofs.com Press Release, December 22, 2017

Greenroofs.com Announces New Website in 2018 with Funding from LEAf

Alpharetta, GA, USA. Greenroofs.com, the greenroof and greenwall industry’s resource and online information portal since 1999 and producer of the biennial Virtual Summits (2017, 2015, 2013, and 2011), is excited to announce the release of our new website redesign in 2018.

Beautiful, bold graphics herald the new look and feel of the website.  The new layout and design pop, with easy navigation.  Readers will enjoy a fresh, clean reading experience.  Advertisers will appreciate enhanced functionality to increase worldwide visibility and further the green infrastructure industry.

Funding from LEAf

The new Greenroofs.com website is made possible with the generous support from the Legacy Emilio Ambasz Foundation (LEAf).

Founded by pioneering green architect Emilio Ambasz, the foundation’s main purpose is to support architects who merit being called artists as well as those building ideas which may greatly improve domestic and urban life.  We at Greenroofs.com are extremely grateful for the financial assistance of a recent LEAf grant and proud of the professional endorsement from our colleague to continue our efforts in promote living architecture.

Emilio Ambasz

Greenroofs.com Announces New Website in 2018 with Funding from LEAf

Emilio Ambasz, Commendatore della Rep. Italiana, Ordine della Stella d’Italia, Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Honorary International Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, ISA 2014 Medal for Science; The Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Bologna, “Madre Terra” First Award, 2015, is a multiple award-winning architect, industrial designer, and principal of Emilio Ambasz & Associates. Ambasz is an early proponent of green architecture with projects around the world, and Ambasz’s trademark style is a combination of buildings and gardens, which he describes as ‘green over the gray’. Mr. Ambasz’ large number of prestigious projects include the Mycal Sanda Cultural Center in Shin-Sanda, Japan; the Museum of American Folk Art in New York City; the Conservatory at the San Antonio Botanical Center, Texas; the ACROS Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall in Japan; Casa de Retiro Espiritual in Cordoba, Spain; Environment Park (EnviPark) in Turin, Italy; and the Veneto Eye Bank Foundation (Fondazione Banca degli Occhi del Veneto Onlus) in Venice, Italy.

The author of several books, his brand new book, Emerging Nature: Emilio Ambasz Precursor of Architecture and Design by Lars Müller Publishers, is available now on the publishers’ website.  Learn more about Emilio Ambasz at the 2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture ~ People, Projects & Design, where he is an honored keynote.  His video presentation is entitled “The Green Over the Gray.”

Look for the New Website Launch in 2018

“I have been a huge fan of Emilio since during my days at the University of Georgia in the late 1990’s where I studied about his international projects and leadership in the field of green architecture. Emilio’s dramatic ecological and provocative designs paired with his pragmatic thinking on how we can create a design paradigm shift from from gray to green have inspired generations of architects, landscape architectures, and designers of many interrelated disciplines.

We were so excited at the news of the LEAf grant and plans were put in place immediately to initiate the huge, time consuming task of a website redesign of this magnitude.”~ Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP, Founder & Publisher of Greenroofs.com

The highly anticipated launch of the new website is expected mid New Year.  To learn more, stay up-to-date at Greenroofs.com.

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About Greenroofs.com:
Established in 1999, Greenroofs.com is an interactive website, online media company, vibrant social network, and the most comprehensive online resource for greenroofs, greenwalls, and related fields promoting best practices in sustainability. Greenroofs.com’s Mission is as a catalyst for the growing green architecture industry and Earth’s connection to emerging trends of living architecture and nature-based infrastructure practices. We live in a blue-green world and represent an environmentally aware industry who protects our environment utilizing vegetated building envelope practices providing smart building solutions to our critical world issues of climate change, urban heat islands, renewable energies, stormwater management, CSO’s, water conservation, water & air pollution, flooding, wildlife habitat, urban greenspace, food security – and much more.

Updated daily, Greenroofs.com is the largest platform for greenroof and greenwall news online and is where diverse professionals find global projects in the international Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database and products and services in the Greenroof & Greenwall Directory for their own projects.  

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See Keynote Emilio Ambasz’s Trailer at the Virtual Summit 2017

April 10, 2017 at 2:58 pm

Are you pondering whether to sign up for the Virtual Summit 2017? See this Keynote Trailer for inspiration and to tempt your decision-making!

Watch Keynote Emilio Ambasz’s Trailer

I just love the architect – what can I say?  Dry, wry, wit; stellar design philosophy; and genius living architecture trailblazer!

Learn more about Emilio and his Keynote: “The Green Over the Gray.”

See Keynote Emilio Ambasz's Trailer at the Virtual Summit 2017

The stunning ACROS in Fukuoka, Japan, designed by Emilio Ambasz.

Unless you’re lucky enough to be a world traveler, it’s probably unlikely you’ll get to see international expert designers and leaders in our industry all in one spot on Earth – so join us at the Virtual Summit!

Register, Watch, and Connect

Register and then watch our wonderful keynotes, speakers, and panelists to connect at our 2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture ~ People, Projects & Design.

By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher & Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit Host

Register now and join us online for our 2017 Virtual Summit on April 9th through the 30th – and on demand through December, 2017!

See Keynote Emilio Ambasz's Trailer at the Virtual Summit 2017

Project of the Week for December 19, 2016: Veneto Eye Bank Foundation (Fondazione Banca degli Occhi del Veneto Onlus)

December 19, 2016 at 1:39 pm

Project of the Week Veneto Eye Bank Foundation Emilio Ambasz

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 12/19/16

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Veneto Eye Bank Foundation (Fondazione Banca degli Occhi del Veneto Onlus)
Mestre-Venice, Italy
76,910 sf. (estimated) Greenroof, Landscaped Terraces & Below Grade Parking Garage (On Structure Greenroof)

Project of the Week Mini Description & Details

The Veneto Eye Bank Foundation is a non-profit, social welfare organization and regional center for cornea transplantation and research into epithelial stem cells. One of the leading eye banks in Europe, the 50,000 sf medical facility houses several functions: a surgical facility, stem cell research laboratories, eye treatment center, administrative offices as well as the EIDON Foundation educational facility, which includes a 450-seat auditorium.

Designed by green architect Emilio Ambasz in 2008, it is situated on a flat, triangular-shaped 2.8 hectare site. Located near a local railroad, major roadway, traffic roundabout, and the entrance to a new regional hospital, the Venice-Mestre Hospital, also designed by Ambasz, the Foundation is highly visible.

Project of the Week Veneto Eye Bank Foundation Emilio Ambasz

Project of the Week Veneto Eye Bank Foundation Emilio Ambasz

The triangular-shaped building is defined by two 12 meter high trapezoidal walls, clad in pre-stained copper set at right angles to each other. The two extreme points of the orthogonal walls seem about to touch each other, reminiscent of The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo. In the triangular space created by these walls, a volume is defined by a series of landscaped terraces at each floor level, making up one side.

On the opposite side, the building rises as a series of steps that lead to a flat planted roof garden. These steps make the entire living roof an outdoor amphitheater. A parabolic opening forms the main entrance through this stepped facade. Administrative, research, and surgical functions are located on the three floors above ground while a ground level circular courtyard provides light to the educational spaces located below ground. All of the spaces receive direct natural sunlight from the large walls of glass placed at a distance from the edge of the vegetated terraces. The combination of the plantings and deep overhangs minimize the impact of heat loads by blocking sunlight during the middle of the day. A below grade parking garage eliminates all visible cars on the site to ensure a continuous green surface around and onto the building’s roof.

The Veneto Eye Bank Foundation embraces architect Emilio Ambasz’s philosophy of “The Green Over the Gray,” or the landscape over the building.

Project of the Week Veneto Eye Bank Foundation Emilio Ambasz

Project of the Week Veneto Eye Bank Foundation Emilio Ambasz

Year: 2008
Owner: Fondazione Banca degli Occhi del Veneto Onlus
Location: Mestre-Venice, Italy
Building Type: Non-Profit/Research
Type: Semi-Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 76,910 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private

Project of the Week Veneto Eye Bank Foundation Emilio Ambasz

Project of the Week Veneto Eye Bank Foundation Emilio Ambasz

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Emilio Ambasz, Hon. FAIA
Architect of Record: Studio Altieri-Alberto Altieri
Emilio Ambasz & Associates Collaborators: Lucas Fornari, Luca Cerutti, Giulio Altieri, Valentina Altieri, Alessandro Melotto, Francesco Viero, Chiara Urso, Giulia Andreotti, Peter Norris, and Bradley Whitermore
Photographer: Enrico Cano
A.T.I. for Project & Construction: C.O.MES. scrl Costruzione nuovo Ospedale di Mestre
Società Consortile a Responabilità Limitata: Astaldi (Mandatary), Ing. E. Mantovani (Building Company), Mattioli
Mechanical Plants: Cofathec Progetti (Project), STEAM (Consultants)
Electrical Plants: Gemmo Impianti (Project), TIFS (Consultants)
Consultant: Prof. Vitaliani, TIFS
Frameworks: Permasteelisa
Lighting: Disano
Flooring: Marazzi
Lifts: Schindler
Climate Control: Cofatech

Project of the Week Veneto Eye Bank Foundation Emilio Ambasz

Project of the Week Veneto Eye Bank Foundation Emilio Ambasz

View the Veneto Eye Bank Foundation 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 Veneto Eye Bank Foundation Emilio Ambasz

Project of the Week Video Feature

Watch the Veneto Eye Bank Foundation (Fondazione Banca degli Occhi del Veneto Onlus) Project of the Week Video below or see it on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube:

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