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Greenroof Project of the Week for April 1, 2013: Columbus Commons

on April 4, 2013 at 5:49 pm under  Project of the Week: 4/1/13

Columbus Commons
Columbus, OH, USA
168,000 sf. Greenroof

Project Description & Details

Columbus Commons is a 9-acre $20 million park and green space in the heart of downtown Columbus, Ohio located on the site of the former Columbus City Center Mall. Visitors enjoy the state-of-the-art Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion, hand-carved carousel, outdoor reading room, world-class gardens, outdoor cafes, bocce courts, a life-size chess set and more.

The park itself is actually a 6-acre greenroof over an underground parking garage and includes a $5 million permanent stage and pavilion, which have become key downtown focal points. A total of 168,000 sq/ft of J-DRain GRS drain mat was installed on top of the waterproofing. The new Columbus Commons is a common area for the entire community to enjoy, and the park supports the ongoing, market-driven development of a truly walkable downtown neighborhood that integrates living spaces with retail office and entertainment opportunities.

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Year: 2011
Owner: Downtown Development Corporation & Capitol South Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation
Location: Columbus, OH, USA
Building Type: Multi-Use
Type: Semi-Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 168,000 sq. ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Moody Nolan
Landscape Architect: EDGE Group
Construction Manager: Corna-Kokosing
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection & Security System Design: ms consultants
Waterproofing: Henry Company
Installation: Phinney Industrial Roofing
Drainage: J-DRain GRS, JDR Enterprises, Inc.

Click  here  to see  more information  about this project in  The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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