JACK Thistledown Racino's BioWall Wins Sustainable Building Award for Furbish
Baltimore, MD, - (June 29, 2018) - Not only is the BioWall in the atrium of JACK Thistledown Racino visually remarkable and one of the largest hydroponic living wall in the country, but it is now award winning! We at Furbish are honored to be named by BUILD Magazine as Best in Living Systems Design & Installation - USA and USA Commercial Project of the Year 2018: Thistledown Atrium Lobby - BioWall Living Wall in the category of Sustainable Building.
View from the front doors of JACK Thistledown Racino, looking at the BioWall in the atrium.
This photo was taken by Shooting Star Photography
This project exemplifies our primary objective with BioWall: to seamlessly integrate living systems into the built environment, creating effortless opportunity for regular interaction with nature. With this installation, JACK Thistledown Racino innovatively broke from the traditional, casino aesthetic, introducing an ecological presence into a location where patrons would not typically find one. Located in the atrium, this living wall is approximately 2,300 square feet. It is comprised of roughly 12,000 plants, featuring six different species including: Cyrtomium falcatum (Holly Fern), Anthurium ‘Red Hot’, Dryopteris marginalis (Autumn Fern), Epipremnum aureum ‘Neon’ Pothos, Scindapsus pictus ‘Silver Satin’ Pothos, and Philodendron ‘Rojo Congo’.
The living wall utilizes the phytoremediation capabilities of these tropical plants to remove harmful pollutants from the air, reducing the demand on the building’s mechanical air filtration systems. JACK Thistledown Racino’s BioWall creates a stunning visual statement as you enter the building while simultaneously providing biophilic opportunities to all visitors and employees. The health and lush nature of the wall are sustained due to the regular maintenance of Plantscaping, industry leaders in interior landscaping based out of Cleveland Ohio.
About JACK Thistledown Racino
JACK Thistledown Racino is an historic multi-faceted entertainment destination with 1,440 video lottery terminals, live Thoroughbred and simulcast racing, and a variety of live, local entertainment. Nestled in the Cleveland suburb of North Randall, Ohio, JACK Thistledown food and beverage offerings include signature restaurant Millcreek Grille, Nonna Pazza pasta bar, Cleo’s sports bar, a diner, two quick-serve food outlets, a lounge and two indoor bars. Founded in 1925, JACK Thistledown is home to the Ohio Derby and is a mainstay on America’s thoroughbred horseracing circuit. The property is wholly-owned by an affiliate of JACK Entertainment LLC, formerly Rock Gaming LLC. For more information, visit www.JACKEntertainment.com/Thistledown.
Furbish is a living systems company that develops innovative technologies for the built environment. We design, supply, install and maintain green roofs and walls in the U.S. All Furbish systems are designed for easy installation with simple detailing, few components, and limited material. We offer ongoing, corrective maintenance, and restoration services for vegetated systems, including a full coverage guarantee. For more information on our BioWall living systems, please visit https://furbishco.com/biowall-vegetated-wall/.