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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center, Brooklyn NY

CLIENT

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

PROJECT

Visitor Center Green Roof

GREEN ROOF DESIGN SUPPORT

Studio Sustena as Roofmeadow

ARCHITECT

Weiss/Manfredi

AREA

9,600 square feet

Weiss/Manfredi designed the building which serves as a gateway to the botanic garden. Because of the roof’s pitch, the green roof is a prominent visual element of the architecture. The green roof works to lighten the environmental footprint of the structure and to strengthen the connection between the building and the landscape. HM White Site Architects, the landscape architect for BBG, incorporated the green roof into their site-wide stormwater management strategy which includes rain gardens and woodland bio infiltration basins. All the site features perform aesthetic and ecological functions and, yearly, will keep thousands of gallons of stormwater on site and out of the over-taxed New York City sewer system. Stormwater that stays on site is a resource which will sustain plant life and help to limit the need for irrigation.

BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN | SEMPRE GREEN

We designed the profile and the slope stabilization system for the Visitor Center green roof. The slope of the gable roof varies and includes a peak in the center giving the roof the appearance of an upside-down ship. Slope stabilization is needed over roughly half of the roof area, including any area with a slope greater than 9°. Stabilization of the media is achieved by using banana cleats secured to a geo grid net. The Certified media was provided by SkyGarden. Studio Sustena and Sika Sarnafil (the waterproofing provider), are warranting the assembly for a period of 20 years. As a condition of the warranty New York Green Roofs is maintaining the roofscape in compliance with the Studio Sustena Maintenance Manual.

BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDENS VISITOR CENTER GREEN ROOF |
990 WASHINGTON AVE, BROOKLYN NY

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