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Greenroof Project of the Week for September 2, 2013: Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center

on September 4, 2013 at 1:57 pm under Project of the Week: 9/2/13

Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center
Asheville, NC, USA
12,000 sf. Greenroof


Project Description & Details

The award-winning LEED Gold Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center features an award-winning film and exhibits which highlight the natural and cultural heritage, economic traditions, and recreational opportunities found in Western North Carolina and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Visitor Center invites passersby to stop and stay awhile, attracted by the combination of modern building materials and green features, including the green roof.

Working with the National Park Service, Lord, Aeck & Sargent designed the Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Visitor Center with a welcoming approach from the winding road, highlighting the roof’s sprouting flowers and drought-resistant plants that absorb the heat rather than send it back into the environment. The building’s greenroof uses a single source system supplied by American Hydrotech (plants-to-membrane, with a single-source warranty) and covers half of the roof with a pitch of 4:12.

Year: 2007
Owner: National Park Service
Location: Asheville, NC, USA
Building Type: Park
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 12,000 sq.ft.
Slope: 8%
Access: Inaccessible, Open to Public


Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Greenroof System: American Hydrotech Garden Roof Assembly
Landscape Architect: The Jaeger Co.
Architect: Lord, Aeck & Sargent
Collaborator: National Park Service

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