Greenroof Project of the Week for June 17, 2013: Transformadora Ciel Green Roof

June 27, 2013 at 10:50 am

Transformadora Ciel Green Roof
Mexico City, DF, Mexico

4,704 sf. Greenroof

Project Description & Details

Designed by Rojkind Architects and AGENT Collaborative Architectural Design, the Transformadora Ciel project is a three-level corporate greenroof which resulted from the restoration of a rooftop heliport that was no longer in use. Zona Verde MX used more than 8,900 sq. ft. of a 100% PET recycled geotextile in the various areas which translates to more than 20,102 recycled bottles of PET in the whole system. Annual savings estimates include 4.872 liters of water harvested; 81 kg of particulates & CO2 captured; and 3.840 kW produced by solar panels.

The level on top of the heliport was designed to capture stormwater and features low maintenance plants with low water requirements brought in from providers less than 100 miles from Mexico City. The designers created two middle spaces between the top and the ground rooftop levels upon which endemic grasses were planted. And three sections on the main rooftop level include two leisure gardens and a 307 sq. ft. urban agricultural garden with an 8-inch-deep rich soil where organic lettuce, coriander, broccoli, tomatoes, Swiss chard, spinach, cabbage, and chiles are grown.

Year: 2012
Owner: The Coca Cola Company
Location: Mexico City, DF, Mexico
Building Type: Corporate
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 4,704 sq.ft.
Slope: 2%
Access: Accessible, By Appointment

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

General Manager: Cynthia Villalba, Zona Verde MX S.A. de C.V.
Architect: Arch. Citlalli Fernandez, Zona Verde MX
Natural Systems: Biol. Luis Lara, Zona Verde MX
Design Architect: Felipe Castañeda, AGENT
Architect, General Manager: Michel Rojkind, Rojkind Arquitectos
Supervisor: Eng. Hugo Moreno, HINES
Corporate Supervisor: B.S. Paulina Diaz, Coca Cola Mexico
Project Leader: Arch. Manuel Rosique, MANACAR

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Greenroof Project of the Week for June 10, 2013: Sebert Landscaping Corporate Office

June 26, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Sebert Landscaping Corporate Office
Bartlett, IL, USA

6,500 sf. Greenroof

Project Description & Details

Sebert Landscaping’s multi-award winning LEED Gold certified corporate office was designed to be both a state-of-the-art green building and demonstration for clients and allied professionals. A green roof, along with permeable pavers, native plantings and a water feature that helps manage stormwater, are among the award-winning landscape elements recognized for sustainable construction.

The rooftop includes a patio area with wood decking made of reclaimed wood; furnishings, a pergola and lush planters provide a sense of enclosure. Beyond the patio is the passive portion of the rooftop, incorporating a LiveRoof modular system, whose pre-grown plants provided instant color and texture. It uses four-inch trays of Allium and Sedum, and six-inch trays of grasses, which together detain roughly 1,500 gallons of water in a one-inch rainfall. A $50,000 grant stemming from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, administered by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, helped make the green roof possible.

Year: 2010
Owner: Sebert Landscaping
Location: Bartlett, IL, USA
Building Type: Corporate
Type: Extensive & Intensive, Test/Research
System: Custom
Size: 6,500 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, By Appointment

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Landscape Architect: Sebert Landscaping
Landscape Contractor:
Sebert Landscaping
Modular Greenroof System:
LiveRoof
Plant Consultant:
Midwest Groundcovers
Installation:
Sebert Landscaping

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Greenroof Project of the Week for June 3, 2013: Atlanta Botanical Garden, The Hardin Visitors Center & Parking Deck

June 25, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Atlanta Botanical Garden, The Hardin Visitors Center & Parking Deck
Atlanta, GA, USA

4,500 sf. Greenroof

Project Description & Details

The mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden (ABG) is to develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, research, conservation and enjoyment, composed of a number of smaller themed indoor and outdoor gardens. Environmental sustainability was considered in every aspect of the project, from greenroofs and a cistern to harvest storm water for irrigation and water features, to recycled granite curbs.

ABG boasts 30 lovely acres, plus an extensive greenroof and an intensive Garden Roof Assembly from American Hydrotech over the new 2-story Visitor Center and Parking Deck which meet grade on the upper level – plus a living wall in the Edible Garden and Outdoor Kitchen. The Allen and Gail Hardin Visitor Center at ABG provides a beautiful new entry experience for visitors and increased synergy with adjacent Piedmont Park. The Visitor Center is a dramatic, transparent structure filled with natural light and the LEED-Gold certified design includes: insulated glass, wood certified to be from local sustainable sources, natural daylighting and greenroofs overhead.

Year: 2009
Owner: Atlanta Botanical Garden
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Building Type: Non-Profit
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 4,500 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Greenroof System: Garden Roof Assembly, American Hydrotech
Growing Media:
ItSaul Natural
Growing Media: Stalite PermaTill®
Plant Supplier: Saul Nurseries
General Contractor: Hardin Construction Company
Architect: Jova/Daniels/Busby
Project Manager: Silverman Construction Program Management
Landscape Architect: EDAW

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Greenwall Project of the Week for May 27, 2013: Regency Rambla Design Apart Hotel

June 24, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Regency Rambla Design Apart Hotel
Carrasco, Uruguay

129 sf. Greenwall

Project Description & Details

A small hotel located by the beach, the Regency Rambla Design Apart Hotel has the first hydroponic Living Wall in Uruguay. R. Margoniner Arquitectos is a family architectural firm which develops, designs and constructs its own projects; the son was tasked with resolving the design of the dividing walls within the private swimming pool area.

Adrian decided to try building a green wall and with research and hard work, they designed a custom system based on French Botanist Patrick Blanc’s designs. Four planes conform a curve at an angle determined by the urban landscape. 60cm modules hang on an independent wooden structure and 8 species of plants grow in a hydroponic circulation medium rooted in Rockwool.

Year: 2011
Owner: Regency Hotels
Location: Carrasco, Uruguay
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Living Wall
System: Custom
Size: 129 sq.ft.
Slope: 100%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect & Greenwall Designer: Arq. Adrian Margoniner, R. Margoniner Arquitectos
Agricultural Engineer: Ing. Agr. Marcelo Ardoguein
Architect: Arq. Jorge Sanabia

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