Project of the Week for June 20, 2016: The Pinnacle at Symphony Place

June 20, 2016 at 1:17 pm

Project of the Week The Pinnacle at Symphony Place

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The Pinnacle at Symphony Place
Nashville, TN, USA
29,000 sf. Greenroof

Project of the Week Description & Details

Located adjacent to the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tennessee, The Pinnacle at Symphony Place is a 29-story, 500,431 sf luxury office and retail skyscraper in the city’s SoBro (South of Broadway) district. Designed by Pickard Chilton, the $170 million Pinnacle is the city’s only Class AA office tower and first LEED Gold certified skyscraper, and the primary business address for the city’s top corporations.

Articulating the timeless design of classic skyscrapers, the building respects the neighborhood’s intimate scale. Located on a former brownfield site, the Pinnacle boasts numerous sustainable design features such as recycling 90%+ of construction waste generated on-site, daylighting, and incorporating low-E glass.  Plus, a one-acre greenroof terrace garden, located over the parking garage at level seven, is landscaped with native and adaptive plants. Designed by Hawkins Partners using growing media by ERTH Products and installed by Greenrise Technologies, it provides a luscious expanse of nature for use by tenants, their employees, and guests. The Pinnacle at Symphony Place not only enhances Nashville’s skyline, it affords a spectacular 360° view of the city, river, and the surrounding hills.

Project of the Week The Pinnacle at Symphony Place

Year: 2009
Owner:
Barry Real Estate Companies
Location:
Nashville, TN, USA
Building Type:
Multi-Use
Type:
Extensive & Intensive
System:
Custom
Size:
29,000 sq.ft.
Grade:
1%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

Project of the Week The Pinnacle at Symphony Place

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Pickard Chilton
Landscape Architect: Hawkins Partners (HPI)
Growing Media: ERTH Products
Developer: Barry Real Estate Cos.
Architect of Record: Everton Oglesby Architects (EOA Architects)
Greenroof Installation: Greenrise Technologies
General Contractor: Brasfield & Gorrie
LEED Consultant: BVM Engineering
Structural Engineer: TRC Worldwide Engineering, Inc.
MEP Engineer: McKenney’s Inc.

Project of the Week The Pinnacle at Symphony Place

Project of the Week The Pinnacle at Symphony Place

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Project of the Week The Pinnacle at Symphony Place

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Project of the Week for June 13, 2016: Hotchkiss School Biomass Treatment Facility

June 13, 2016 at 8:01 am
Project of the Week Hotchkiss School Biomass Treatment Facility

Hotchkiss School Biomass Treatment Facility; Photo by © David Sundberg-ESTO. Courtesy of Centerbrook Architects. Click to learn more in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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Hotchkiss School Biomass Treatment Facility
Lakeville, CT, USA
11,500 sf. Greenroof

Project of the Week Description & Details

Founded in 1891, the Hotchkiss School is an independent boarding school nestled in the beautiful northwest corner of Connecticut. Part of the school’s commitment to becoming a carbon-neutral campus by 2020, a state-of-the-art biomass central heating facility was built in 2012 to replace an aging steam plant. Located between a golf course and marshes, the new LEED Gold certified Hotchkiss School’s Biomass Treatment Center provides heating for the entire preparatory school which includes 85 buildings and approximately 600 residents. Designed by Centerbrook Architects, the architect of record, the low profile power plant is sited at the bottom of a sloping landscape and sports a highly visible undulating green roof. The treatment center burns woodchips and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by a third to a half compared to the oil-fired boiler it replaced; in fact, the school has cut a six-figure sum from its winter energy bill.

Project of the Week Hotchkiss School Biomass Treatment Facility

Photo by © David Sundberg-ESTO. Courtesy of Centerbrook Architects.

Installed in July, 2012 by Apex Green Roofs, the ZinCo USA Sedum Carpet green roof system on the biomass plant sits on top of a Sika Sarnafil waterproofing membrane. Due to the use of precultivated sedum mats which were laid directly onto the green roof substrate, the roof was covered by vegetation quickly. Designed for a combination of aesthetics and ecological value, its distinctive wavy living roof provides captures 50% of the site’s rainwater. And bioswales combine with rain gardens to further slow and filter rainwater before it enters the ground. Considered an immediate icon in sustainable commercial construction, the Hotchkiss School’s Biomass Treatment Center’s serpentine green roof is an exciting addition to an already beautiful campus, merging with the surrounding landscape, and protecting nearby wetlands from associated erosion and pollution.

Project of the Week Hotchkiss School Biomass Treatment Facility

Year: 2012
Owner: Hotchkiss School
Location: Lakeville, CT, USA
Building Type: Other
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source
Size: 11500 sq.ft.
Slope: 17%
Access: Inaccessible, Private

Project of the Week Hotchkiss School Biomass Treatment Facility

Hotchkiss School Biomass Treatment Facility; Photo by © David Sundberg-ESTO. Courtesy of Centerbrook Architects.

Project of the Week Hotchkiss School Biomass Treatment Facility

Photo by © David Sundberg-ESTO. Courtesy of Centerbrook Architects.

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Centerbrook Architects
Greenroof System: ZinCo USA Sedum Carpet System
Waterproofing Manufacturer: Sika Sarnafil
Waterproofing Membrane Contractor: Greenwood Industries
Greenroof Installation: Apex Green Roofs
Civil Engineer: Milone & MacBroom
Structural Engineer: DeStefano & Chamberlain
MEP Engineer: Van Zelm Engineers
LEED/Commissioning Consultant: The Stone House Group
Construction Management: O&G Industries

Project of the Week Hotchkiss School Biomass Treatment Facility

Project of the Week Hotchkiss School Biomass Treatment Facility

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Project of the Week Hotchkiss School Biomass Treatment Facility

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Project of the Week for May 23, 2016: Spectrum Health Medical Group Heart and Vascular Center Two-Sided Green Wall

May 23, 2016 at 3:27 pm

Project of the Week Spectrum Health Two-Sided Green Wall

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 5/23/16

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Spectrum Health Medical Group Heart and Vascular Center Two-Sided Green Wall
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
200 sf. Greenwall

Project of the Week Description & Details

Based in West Michigan, Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group. And Spectrum Health’s heart and vascular care experts deliver world-class care. In June 2015, Spectrum Health installed a 200-square-foot green wall outside an entrance to the Spectrum Health Medical Group Heart and Vascular Center. Measuring 5’4” high by 20’ wide on each side, the freestanding living wall is a unique two-sided installation, proposed by Dave MacKenzie of LiveWall.

Project of the Week Spectrum Health Two-Sided Green Wall

The east-facing side is the Heart Planted Wall, visible as patients and staff come up to the building entrance. It’s landscaped with a distinctive design of three heart shapes expressed in a dark red color with Coral Bells plus other perennials and sedums. The west side facing toward the building is the Vertical Edibles Garden planted with a variety of vegetables and herbs, promoting healthy eating for healthy hearts. Vegetables grown here include tomatoes, green peppers, Swiss chard, kale, leeks and herbs such as oregano, basil, rosemary, and mint. Spectrum Health Medical Group Nurse Kathleen Nickerson envisioned the heart design as an art piece to promote healthy living, symbolizing the process patients are engaged in to restore or improve their cardiovascular health. She says, “The two sides are the two sides of heart health.” In total 150 plants with about a dozen different types were planted in the LiveWall Outdoor System with Automatic Irrigation. During work breaks, staff enjoy looking at the green wall and gather at picnic tables and benches placed on the lawn nearby. They also benefit from harvesting herbs and vegetables to take home. Overall, the green wall is a sustainability statement with a clear line of sight from the parking lot and sidewalk leading up to the building. The prominent two-sided green wall not only welcomes patients and staff as they enter the Spectrum Health Medical Group Heart and Vascular Center, but the thriving living wall also inspires heart health with its unique, thoughtful, and demonstrative design.

Project of the Week Spectrum Health Two-Sided Green Wall

Project of the Week Spectrum Health Two-Sided Green Wall

Year: 2015
Owner: Spectrum Health System
Location: Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Building Type: Healthcare
Type: Living Wall
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 200 sq.ft.
Slope: 100%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

Project of the Week Spectrum Health Two-Sided Green Wall

Project of the Week Spectrum Health Two-Sided Green Wall

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Green Wall System: LiveWall Outdoor – Automatic Irrigation
Green Wall Design: Kathleen Nickerson, R.N., Spectrum Health System
Green Wall Design: Dave MacKenzie, LiveWall
Green Wall Maintenance: Kloosterman Landscaping, Inc.

Project of the Week Spectrum Health Two-Sided Green Wall

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Project of the Week Spectrum Health Two-Sided Green Wall

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Project of the Week for May 16, 2016: Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center

May 16, 2016 at 1:37 pm
Project of the Week Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center

Visitor Center aerial shot at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Photo by © Albert Vecerka-ESTO. Courtesy of Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Click to learn more in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center
Brooklyn, New York, USA
9,690 sf. Greenroof

Project of the Week Description & Details

Founded in 1910, the 52-acre Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment. Embedded into an existing hillside in its northeast corner, the new LEED Gold certified Diane H. and Joseph S. Steinberg Visitor Center offers an exciting and innovative gateway into the garden. Designed by Weiss/Manfredi, the $28-million Visitor Center is a model of energy-efficient design, including earth-sheltered construction, a geoexchange system for heating and cooling, fritted-glass walls, and a striking undulating green roof. Seamlessly melding architecture and landscape, the 20,000-square-foot sinuous glass building has dual roofs: pleated copper on top of the gift shop on the east side, which will eventually oxidize to a greenish patina, and the leaf-shaped living roof on the west.

Project of the Week Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center

The serpentine form of the living roof hosts over 40,000 plants, supplied by Intrinsic Perennial Gardens, in a richly textured variety of grasses, flowering perennials, and bulbs, including a number of native species. Thriving in all seasons, the biodiverse green roof attracts a variety of birds and pollinators. The slope is a prominent visual element of the site, pitched from 4 to 27 degrees, including a peak in the roof’s center. Roofmeadow designed the green roof profile and the slope stabilization system. Roofmeadow and Sika Sarnafil (the waterproofing provider), are warranting the assembly for a period of 20 years. As a condition of the warranty New York Green Roofs, who also installed the green roof, is maintaining the roofscape. Landscape architecture firm HM White Site Architects incorporated the green roof into the site’s stormwater management strategy and the vegetated roof is expected to harvest almost 200,000 gallons of water each year. The multi-award winning Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center is an inspired example of innovative and sustainable design with its engaging exhibits, enhanced visitor amenities, and gracious event space.

Project of the Week Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center

Project of the Week Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center

Year: 2011
Owner: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Building Type: Educational
Type: Semi-Intensive, Test/Research
System: Custom
Size: 9,690 sq.ft.
Slope: 21%
Access: Inaccessible, Open to Public

Project of the Week Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center

Photo ©Albert Vecerka Esto, Courtesy of Roofmeadow.

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism: WEISS/MANFREDI
Landscape Architect:
HM White Site Architects
Construction:
EW Howell General Contractor
Green Roof System Provider and Designer:
Roofmeadow
Waterproofing Manufacturer:
Sika Sarnafil
Growing Media:
Stancills
Pant Supplier:
Intrinsic Perennial Gardens
Greenroof Installer & Maintenance:
New York Green Roofs
Irrigation:
New York Green Roofs
Post Construction Maintenance Management:
Roofmeadow

Project of the Week Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center

Project of the Week Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center

Photo ©Albert Vecerka Esto, Courtesy of Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Project of the Week Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center

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Project of the Week Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center

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