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Greenroof Project of the Week for August 5, 2013: David L. Lawrence Convention Center (Pittsburgh Convention Center)

on August 6, 2013 at 11:39 am under Project of the Week: 8/5/13

David L. Lawrence Convention Center (Pittsburgh Convention Center)
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

20,000 sf. Greenroof

Project Description & Details

Located in Downtown Pittsburgh, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center effectively blends unparalleled space, functionality, and flexibility with cutting-edge technology to offer meeting planners, show organizers, exhibitors, and visitors a location for an unforgettable event experience. At the time of completion, it was the only convention center in the world that met the USGBC’s LEED Platinum certification for Existing Buildings; it also received Gold for New Construction.

Designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, three programmable outdoor spaces rich in native plants allow visitors and wildlife to connect to southwestern Pennsylvania’s beautiful natural environment. The South Terrace has the publicly accessible Living Roof – 20,000 sqft of green roof space located on the third floor, cityside, featuring over 7,000 perennials, grasses, and sedums. Incorporating one of Carlisle SynTec‘s most robust single-ply roofing systems, the roof was designed to retain up to 80% of the annual rainfall by incorporating both extensive and intensive Roof Garden sections.

Year: 2011
Owner: The Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County (SEA)
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 20,000 sq.ft.
Slope: 2%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Rafael Viñoly Architects
Single Source Greenroof System Supplier: Carlisle SynTec
Project Design/Architects: Pashek Associates
Roof System Installation: Cuddy Roofing
Construction Manager: Turner Construction/P. J. Dick/ATS
Photography: TJ Willetts, Burns & Scalo

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

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