27 Dec '13, 8pm
Sky Gardens Blog Post: Greenroof Project of the Week for Dec 23, 2013 | Hanover Architectural Products HQ #greenroofs
designed the showcase green roof for the industry leader in architectural pavers using these assemblies: Type III (4-8” of media), and Types II (6-8” of media; planters with 8” of media; and tree pits with 26” of media). The main design objective was to integrate the client’s off the shelf concrete architectural products into the roofscape in unsuspecting ways. The carefully-selected plant palette amplifies visitors’ sensory experience: wind blowing through ornamental grasses creates a calming auditory backdrop; trees provide a cool microclimate for those relaxing on the Shade Grove’s seatwalls; scents of Clethra and Magnolia whiff through the space; succulent groundcovers provide bursts of color throughout the seasons.