Video & Project of the Week for June 23, 2014: Daniels Residence

June 25, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 6/23/14

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Daniels Residence
Toronto, Canada
2,228 sf Greenroofs

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Project Description & Details

Originally built in 1935, the new owners re-imagined this Toronto Art Deco masterpiece into a beautiful sustainable home with the help of Paul Dowsett Architecture Inc. (SUSTAINABLE.TO). Situated in the premier neighborhood of South Hill, the Daniels Residence boasts solar panels, high albedo roof, exterior solar shades, interior reflective light shelves, high efficiency replacement windows, re-use of existing materials, triple-glazed curtain wall, native plant species, local and/or recycled content, geothermal, rainwater collection, and a beautiful green roof.

Composed of five different green roof sections, the Daniels Residence uses HYDROPACK by Vegetal i.D., a lightweight all-in-one modular green roof system that enabled easy installation and instant greening. Each green roof section is composed of HYDROPACK’s Standard Mix, which is a blend of 30 species of succulents and herb species specifically chosen for their hardiness and drought tolerance. Through the combination of many efficiency strategies, the home was able to achieve a 35% reduction in energy use as well as rainwater runoff harvesting and mitigation on site.

Year: 2013
Owner: David and Kate Alexander Daniels
Location: Toronto, Canada
Building Type: Single-Family Residential
Roof Type: Extensive
System: Custom
Roof Size: 2,228 sq.ft.
Grade: 2%
Access:
Accessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Paul Dowsett, Paul Dowsett Architecture Inc.
Green Roof Design: Vegetal i.D. Inc. & Paul Dowsett Architecture Inc.
Modular Green Roof System: HYDROPACK by Vegetal i.D. Inc.
Build & Contractor: Ginkgo Sustainability

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Video & Project of the Week for June 16, 2014: 345 Meatpacking

June 22, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 6/16/14

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345 Meatpacking
New York, NY, USA
3,800 sf Greenroofs
1,375 sf Green Façades

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Project Description & Details

Featuring panoramic views of the Hudson River, 345 Meatpacking is a dramatic new 11-story luxury residential building of 37 finely crafted one, two and three bedroom condominium residences located just off of 9th Avenue and the Meatpacking district. The new landmark project from DDG architects and developers, the building features a unique integration of landscape into the built environment with a heavily planted entrance canopy, long linear window boxes integrated into the facade and a lush roof garden with perennials and meadow grasses, as well as planted greenwalls.

Designed by Future Green Studio with rooflite® semi-intensive growing media, the planting palette picks up off of the neighboring High Line aesthetic and creates a sense of wild in contrast with sleek lines of the custom architectural brickwork. The planted marquee draws reference from the loading dock awnings historically found here; wild trees and trailing plants spill through a pattern of openings, bringing light and vegetation to the streetscape below. The communal roof garden hosts native meadow plants that colonize small amoeba-like mounds, along with Sumac trees and Scotch Broom. Irrigated using water from a rainwater collection and irrigation system that is incorporated into the building’s bulkhead, the system will collect and redistribute 10,000 CF for irrigation annually.

Year: 2013
Owner: DDG Partners
Location: New York, NY, USA
Building Type: Multi-Family Residential
Roof Type: Semi-Intensive
Wall Type: Green Façade
System: Custom
Roof Size: 3,800 sq.ft.
Wall Size: 1,375 sq.ft.
Grade: 2% and 100%
Access: Accessible, Private

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Lead Architect: Peter Guthrie, DDG Partners
General Contractor: DDG Construction
Contractor: Future Green Studio
Greenroof Provider & Consultant: Future Green Studio
Trellis Provider: DDG Partners
Plant Supplier: Atlantic Nursery
Plant Installation: Future Green Studio
Waterproofing Membrane: Rest Assured Roofing
Structural Engineer: Silman Engineering
Growth Media: rooflite® semi-intensive

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Video & Project of the Week for June 9, 2014: Millennium Park

June 12, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 6/09/14

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Millennium Park
Chicago, IL, USA
1,067,220 sf Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

Created to reinvigorate a 25-acre tract of land in Chicago’s Grant Park, Millennium Park is a multi-award winning public park with venues for performance, art, sculpture, architecture and landscape architecture, located between Chicago’s lakefront and the central business district (the loop). At 24.5 acres, Millennium Park is considered either the largest or one of the largest intensive greenroof projects in the world and covers two multi-level parking lots with a total of 4,000 cars, a commuter rail line, and an opera hall.

When Millennium Park opened on July 16, 2004, it transformed an industrial wasteland into Chicago’s cutting-edge showplace – the centerpiece is the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, a bandshell designed by Frank Gehry. Today, it is Chicago’s second-largest tourist attraction – and the City will mark its 10th anniversary throughout the summer. In 2014, the Millennium Park 10th Anniversary Summer Celebration will feature dozens of free events and exhibitions including new, monumental sculptures by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, designer of Crown Fountain; indie rock, electronica, jazz, classical and world music; films, simulcasts and documentaries shown on an outdoor, 40-foot LED screen; family activities; workouts and more. Due to the size, scope, and multi-phase approach, several companies provided waterproofing, including: Barrett CompanyAmerican Hydrotech, Tremco, and Henry.

Year: 2004
Owner: City of Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Building Type: Park
Type: Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 1,067,220 sq.ft.
Grade: 1%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Millennium_Park3Landscape Architect of Record: Terry Guen Design Associates, Inc.
Irrigation, Great Lawn and Turf Consultant: Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company
Project Director: Edward K. Uhlir, FAIA
Pritzker Pavilion Architect: Frank Gehry
The Lurie Garden Senior Design Partner: Kathryn Gustafson, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Ltd.
Waterproofing System: Ram-Tough 250DM, Barrett Company
Barrett Waterproofing Contractor: Kedmont Waterproofing
Waterproofing & Intensive Greenroof System: Garden Roof® Assembly, American Hydrotech
Waterproofing & Greenroof System: Henry Vegetative Roofing Assembly™
Waterproofing System: Tremco Commercial Sealants and Waterproofing
Master Plan, Architecture, Structural + Civil Engineering, Urban Design + Planning: SOM
Design Landscape Architect: CYLA Design Associates
Design Landscape Architect: Daniel Weinbach & Partners
Design Landscape Architect: Wolff Landscape Architecture, Inc.
Lurie Garden Perennial Planting Designer: Piet Oudolf

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Video & Project of the Week for June 2, 2014: Plaza Delicias Vertical Garden

June 6, 2014 at 7:58 am

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 6/02/14

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Plaza Delicias (Delicias Square)
Vertical Garden

Zaragoza, Spain
14,316 sf Greenwalls

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Project Description & Details

After a demolished building left unsightly flank walls facing a small empty lot in a densely populated neighborhood in the city of Zaragoza, the Residents’ Association of Delicias garnered support for revitalization of the site. The public plaza needed to provide multiple benefits including offering a meeting place for the community as well as a space for leisure and integration and association with much desired nature: a 20-meter high vertical garden was the answer.

A metaphor for a tree, the concept, design and development of the custom metal hanging garden was lead by Joaquín Sicilia Carnicer of Sicilia y Asociados Arquitectura, which took over 10 years. The conceptual genesis expands the Plaza Delicias in a tight urban space by developing a vertical garden of 500 linear meters of different heights with various accesses and platforms for activities forming over 800 m2 of landscaping elements, in addition to 530 m2 of plants located at the Plaza Delicias street level. Multi-level accessible vegetated ramps ascend up to almost 15 meters high with a “botanical route” encompassing 84 different plants. The routes crisscross the height of the plaza’s space as if they were tree branches sprouting out from the trunk.

Year: 2008
Owner: City of Zaragoza
Location: Zaragoza, Spain
Building Type: Municipal/Government
Type: Green Façade
System: Custom
Size: 14,316 sq.ft.
Grade: 100%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Concept & Management: Joaquín Sicilia Carnicer
Project Development: Sicilia y Asociados Arquitectura, S.L.P. and Lázaro & Isabel Vela of Jardinería Vela, S.L.
Structural Engineer: Pérez Benedicto & Ingemetal
Engineering Facilities: Inpro Estudios y Proyectos
Coordination/Management: Jaime Crespí & Miguel Angel Herrero, Sicilia y Asociados Arquitectura
Construction: DGP, Dirección Gestión y Promoción, S.L. & SACYR, S.A.
Conceptual Collaboration/Participation: Asociación Vecinos del Barrio de Delicias “Manuel Viola”

Read much more at the June, 2014 Greenroofs.com Guest Feature Article by Joaquín Sicilia Carnicer entitled “Vertical Garden in Delicias, Zaragoza: A Naturalised Hanging Garden Plaza.”

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