29 Jun '12, 3pm

Eco-Structure magazine on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle. From a parking lot to a LEED Platinum campus.

In spring of 2011, the urban plot became home to the new Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campus, which incorporates natural and structured elements to attract wildlife and support the foundation’s mission to help people lead healthy, productive lives. Parking structures support two acres of vegetated roofs that help return 40 percent of the 900,000-square-foot campus to green space with bird-friendly habitats and edible plants such as blueberries, huckleberries, and red flowering currant. A large central courtyard beckons geese and herons with textured paving and native plantings anchored by a reflective pond.

Full article: http://www.eco-structure.com/commercial-projects/gatherin...

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