Mercy West Hospital
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Mercy West Hospital; Photo Courtesy of Green City Resources. Project Name: Mercy West Hospital
Year: 2012
Owner: Mercy Health Partners
Location: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Building Type: Healthcare
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 109600 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Inaccessible, Private
Submitted by: Gary W. Meisner

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Architect: AECOM Ellerbe Becket
Architect: Champlin Architecture
Landscape Architect: Meisner + Associates / Land Vision
Roofing Contractor: Tecta America – Zero Company
Membrane: Sika Sarnafil
Plant Supplier: Krueger-Maddux and Emory Knoll Farm/Green Roof Plants
Growing Media: Rooflite by Skyland USA, Garick Producer
Construction Management: Turner Construction Management
Landscape Installation: Green City Resources
Photo Courtesy of Green City Resources.  Photo Courtesy of Green City Resources. Photo Courtesy of Mercy West
Mercy Health Partners has created a new hospital on a 65 acre site located in Green Township on the west side of Cincinnati, Ohio. The 650,000 square foot state of the art building contains 250 patient beds. The sustainable site plan features low energy LED site lighting, prairie, bioretention areas, and thousands of native plants.

The 2.5 acre green roof is located above mechanical and surgical rooms. Two patient towers rise four stories above the green roof. The vast expanse of green space provides “healing” views for patients and visitors. A physical therapy terrace and upper level green roof overlooks the main green roof, and provides a restful view for those patients as well.
Installing the rooflite soil; Photo Courtesy of Green City Resources.Photo Courtesy of Green City Resources.
The green roof is primarily an extensive green roof planted with a mixture of 50,000 sedum plants of four varieties. Sedum species include Wiehenstephaner Gold, Purple Form Hispanicum, Sexangulare, and John Creech. Swirling across the green roof are intensive berms that mound to 30” high on which larger prairie grasses and perennials grow recalling the rolling hills of Ohio’s ancient prairies. Prairie grasses number 1,300 plants and they include Little Bluestem and Prairie Dropseed. The grasses turn wonderful shades of orange and purple in the fall.

Over 12,500 perennials were installed including Allium, Milkweed, Pinks, Rudbeckia, Monarda, Liatris, and Obedient Plant. These perennials bloom for a number of weeks from spring to early fall and display a range of colors from white, yellow and orange to pink, red, and purple.

A small intensive courtyard garden is located at the Chapel in the hospital. Ornamental and native plants are planted and including grasses, crepe myrtle, and contorted filbert.

Additional thumbnail photos:

July, 2013; Photo Courtesy of Meisner + Associates / Land VisionJuly, 2013; Photo Courtesy of Meisner + Associates / Land VisionJune, 2013; Photo Courtesy of Meisner + Associates / Land VisionMercy West Hospital greenroof in June, 2013. Photo Courtesy of Meisner + Associates / Land VisionPhoto Courtesy of rooflite
Mercy West Hospital is located at 3300 Mercy Health Blvd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45211; 513. 215.5000. Read the June 27, 2013 Cincinnati hospital roof is a multi-acre meadow by James Ritchie in the Cincinnati Business Courier and the August 9, 2013 New Mercy hospital on track to open this fall by Kurt Backscheider in Cincinnati.com. See the Project Profile from Meisner + Associates / Land Vision; for further information, contact Gary Meisner at 513-321-2796 or gary.meisner@ meisnerandassociates.com. Also contact Rose Seeger of Green City Resources at: rose@greencityresources.com; 859.653.2830 or visit http://www.greencityresources.com/.

Learn about the following companies in The Greenroof & Greenwall Directory:
rooflite®; Sika Sarnafil; Garick; Emory Knoll Farms/Green Roof Plants; Tecta America; and Green City Resources.
 
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