|Modern green roof technology with comprehensive design and engineering solutions enables visitors to cross a busy four-lane highway without leaving the lush greening of a park. How cool is that?|
The Garden Bridge at Universal Studios in Orlando is the first of its kind in Florida. Designed by Miles Architecture Group Inc., Libra Design Group and Green Roof Service LLC, the green bridge creates an innovative connection of Universal City developments. Selected ground covers, shrubs and trees escort pedestrians almost without notice that they are crossing over a busy highway. The distinctive landmark project is engineered with people in mind.
|The Garden Bridge at Universal Studios Orlando project is approximately 3,000 sf (145' x between 18 and 25' wide). The bridge is designed to pond water in the granular drainage area to increase the water retention (a blue-green roof combination).|
Unique projects require unique solutions. Keeping the costs for the structure low, the trees are located above the bridge's pillars. The walkway gently winds up to the bridge and over and is easy accessible for the handicapped or service carts.
This innovative green roof project is a mater piece of teamwork between architects, structural engineers, landscape architects and green roof professionals with an open mind and encouragement from the client for something different.
Construction will begin in early 2014. All drawings provided by Miles Architecture Group, Inc.
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|Universal Studios Orlando is located at 6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819; https://www.universalorlando.com/Home.aspx. Learn about Green Roof Service in The Greenroof & Greenwall Directory.|
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