Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 4/15/13
Hugh Garner Housing Co-operative
22,000 sf. Greenroof
Project Description & Details
The Hugh Garner Housing Co-operative, built in 1983, is located in the historic Cabbagetown/St. James Town area of downtown Toronto, and occupies the equivalent of a city block. The roof membrane was scheduled for replacement in 2003 and the Green Roof Committee, with the backing of the Board of Directors and Membership, took it upon themselves to further the goals of the Co-op by instigating the green roof project.
Extensive green roofs are planned for the North and Pavilion roofs, with an intensive roof garden on the South Roof. The South Roof provides amenity space with a design that mimics a rural, park-like setting. Barrier free paths lead to intimate seating areas and a raised gazebo provides shade. The garden was designed by Monica Kuhn Architect, MOSS SUND, and Gardens in the Sky with the security of the users in mind. A wide variety of planting including native trees, shrubs and perennials add visual interest, while the ‘stream’ feature ties the space together. Roofing was provided by Tremco with Flynn Canada as the General Contractor.
Thank you to Tremco Incorporated for their Rare Earth Sponsorship of the just finished Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 – we appreciate your vision and continued support!
Owner: Hugh Garner Housing Co-op
Location: Toronto, Canada
Building Type: Multi-Family Residential
Type: Extensive & Intensive
Size: 22,000 sq. ft.
Access: Accessible, By Appointment
Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Green Roof Consultant: Terry McGlade, Gardens in the Sky (now part of Flynn Canada)
Structural: Ken Davis, KhDavis Consulting
Project Manager: Carolyn Moss, MOSS SUND inc
Architect: Monica Kuhn, Monica Kuhn Architect
General Contractor: Flynn Canada
Electric Field Vector Mapping (EFVM ®): ILD ®
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