Wild Project Theatre
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The Wild Project Theatre Greenroof in late March, 2008; All Photos Courtesy Marni Horwitz, Alive Structures.Project Name: Wild Project Theatre
Year: 2007
Owner: Wild Project Theatre
Location: New York, NY, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive, Test/Research
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 1500 sq.ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private
Submitted by: Marni Horwitz, Alive Structures

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Green Roof Installer: Marni Horwitz, Alive Structures
Architect: Gita Nandan, Thread Collective
Plant Supplier: Motherplants
Modular Greenroof System: George Irwin, Green Living Technologies (GLT)
Delosperma cooperii in November, 2007Day of Installation in October, 2007; Stair Design with Sedum. All Photos Courtesy Marni Horwitz, Alive Structures.Stairway in December, 2007
Wild project ? An existing 1 story car-garage was reconfigured to create an 89 seat ADA friendly performance space/gallery by green architecture company Thread Collective. The design retained the character of a manufacturing space, exposing wood roof joists, existing CMU and brick walls, and skylights. Environmentally friendly elements were incorporated within the functions of the theater; bamboo clad seat platforms, natural daylight, energy efficient heating and cooling systems, water efficient fixtures, and a well insulated new roof system.

The roofscape, typical of the forgotten landscape that sits above New York, was re-designed with a sustainable certified wood deck and green roof installed by Alive Structures, creating a serene gathering place.
Wild Project Exterior. Designed by Thread Collective; Photo by Joshua LutzWild Project Interior, Designed by Thread Collective; Photo by Joshua Lutz
The green roof was installed by Alive Structures, a New York based green roof and green wall installation company in September, 2007. The modular green roof panels are manufactured by Green Living Technologies. The soil medium is 4" thick, consisting of expanded shale and organic compost and made by Long Island Compost. The vegetation is a wide variety of sedum, provided by Motherplants, including Sedum reflexum, Delosperma Cooperi, Sedum acre, and many others.

Native plants have been added since the installation by Alive Structures in order to test which natives can survive in 4" of soil. So far Aquilegia canadensis - Wild Columbine, Dicentra electra - Bleeding Heart, Osmunda regalis - Royal Fern, Carex glauca - Blue Sedge, and Carex appalachica - Appalachian Sedge.

Additional thumbnail photos:

The Wild Project Theatre Greenroof in November, 2007; All Photos Courtesy Marni Horwitz, Alive Structures.Fields of blue in late March, 2008Crocus in Spring 2008 bloom; All Photos Courtesy Marni Horwitz, Alive Structures.Dicentra electraBlooming Flowers in Spring 2008
For project info, learn about Motherplants here, and Green Living Technologies here. For more information on this project, contact the following: Wild Project Theater - www.thewildproject.com; Gita Nandan - www.threadcollective.com; Joshua Lutz Photography - www.youarenotevenhere.com.
 
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