Montaje Courtyard & Sky Deck
Somerville, MA, USA
16,500 sf of Semi-Intensive & Intensive Greenroofs
Greenroofs.com Featured Project March 24, 2020
Another spectacular mixed use urban project has caught our design eye with its two gardens in the sky! This time on the east coast, the Montaje Courtyard & Sky Deck offer dual options for city and star gazing on its roof deck on level 20 and courtyard amenity space located on the second level.
With such considerate attention to detail inside and out, Montaje was voted Rental Housing Association’s Best New Community of 2019.
Excerpt from Greenroofs.com Project Profile:
Located on the site of an old car manufacturing plant, Somerville Massachusetts’s tallest residential tower is the mixed-use Montaje, the latest phase of Assembly Row’s successful transit-oriented development.
Designed by Stantec, the LEED Gold certified Montaje Courtyard & Sky Deck project includes 768,000 sf of luxury apartments and retail space.
The landmark 21-story, 236-foot-tall tower with its adjoining 77-foot-tall, six-story, steel and wood framed building features 447 studio and 1, 2, and 3-bedroom residences that are outfitted with luxurious finishes. On the ground floor is 40,000 sf of retail, home to multiple shops, restaurants, and bars.
Completed in April 2018 with waterproofing by Tremco Roofing and installation from Recover Green Roofs, two amenity green roof spaces add a cumulative 16,500 square feet of outdoor living space for residents of Montaje.
With landscape architecture by Copley Wolff Design Group, the 15,000 sf second floor interior Montaje Courtyard provides a dynamic community space fit with full size regulation Bocce court, pool, expansive lawn flanked by large shade trees, custom outdoor kitchen, an exterior yoga area, and countless landscape features.
Recover Green Roofs installed over 200 linear feet of precast seat wall, precast banding on setting beds, pavers on pedestals, a granite patio, and custom Corten edging to retain soil in beds. With soil depths ranging from six inches to four feet provided by NATURCYCLE, the courtyard features grading variations as well as an intensive plant palette of maple trees, woody and herbaceous perennials, grasses, groundcover, and lawn. These distinctive design choices add dimension and visual interest to the space.
The 1,500 sf Montaje Sky Deck features intimate seating with a media living room, chef’s kitchen, striking skyline views, and sculptural plantings to create Somerville’s highest oasis. Recover carpenters installed decking and wrapped pergola columns with FSC certified ipe, creating the feeling of relaxing in a forest canopy. The deck is framed by raw steel banding and custom-fabricated Corten planters surrounded by a variety of paver styles.
Several interactive installations at the Montaje Courtyard & Sky Deck include a tower viewer and sundial, giving residents even more ways to enjoy the sweeping views of Boston and the nearby Mystic River.
Owner: Federal Realty
Location: Somerville, MA, USA
Building Program: Multi-Use
Project Type: Extensive & Intensive Greenroofs
Size: 16,500 sq. ft.
Access: Accessible, Private
COPLEY WOLFF DESIGN GROUP
RECOVER GREEN ROOFS, LLC
RECOVER GREEN ROOFS, LLC
VIEWPOINT ARCHITECTURAL METALS
SWENSON GRANITE, HANOVER
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