The Brook
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The Brook; all photos courtesy of Town and Gardens LTDProject Name: The Brook
Year: 2009
Owner: Common Ground Community
Location: The Bronx, NY, USA
Building Type: Multi-Family Residential
Type: Extensive
System: Custom
Size: 4000 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private
Submitted by: townandgardens.com

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Senior Designer: Hanna Packer, Town and Gardens LTD
Landscape Contractor: Town and Gardens LTD
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The client in this project, COMMON GROUND COMMUNITY, is an international leader in the development of solutions for the formerly homeless, focusing on affordable housing, outreach and prevention. ?The Brook? is Common Ground?s first construction project in the Bronx, and is now playing a key role in revitalizing the entire surrounding community.

When asked to design the project?s green roof, the greatest challenge was to contribute to Common Ground?s mission in a meaningful way. In that effort, a low-lying mat design was developed comprising of eight species of small sedums which thrive and spread to fill, forming an ever-evolving, colorful living carpet in a ?sky is the limit? atmosphere.
Planting dayThe Brook; all photos courtesy of Town and Gardens LTD
Completed in August 2009, the green roof, which spans over 4,000 square feet, has been given LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certification, and was featured in the March 2011 issue of DWELL.

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For more information on the design of The Brook, please contact Town and Gardens LTD at: mail@townandgardens.com and visit their website: http://www.townandgardens.com/#/
 
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