By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Designed by Perkins+Will and Cornelia Oberlander with Sharp and Diamond Landscape Architects (now Connect Landscape Architecture), the dynamic single-story structure includes an innovative prefabricated roof form that appears to float above the building’s curved rammed earth and concrete walls. The unique shape of the roof presented an exciting opportunity for ZinCo to combine three different systems. 56 0 obj <>stream The flower stem is represented by the central atrium.
ZinCo_Vancouver_Van_Dusen_Botanical_Garden.pdf 898.47 KB In 2011, the approximately 22-hectares large VanDusen Botanical Garden, existing since the 1970s, was provided with a new representative visitor centre in the size of approximately 1,800 m². We spent a cloudy Friday afternoon on top of the green roof at VanDusen. If you need a roof replacement, any roofing repairs, siding, decks, porches. Key sitelines were established from the main arrival bridge, upper terrace, restaurant, and street and throughout the gardens to reinforce the importance of the roof to the image of the project. It boasts a massive 1,800 m² (19,300 suqare feet) organic-shaped green roof that immitates the leaves of an orchid flower with a stem represented by the central atrium. The roof not only has the appearance of a petal but also behaves like one. We send you healthy vibes and encourage you to give us a shout! endstream endobj startxref Exceeding LEED Platinum standards, the Living Building Challenge certified VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre uses renewable sources found on-site to meet net-zero energy annually. Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada * Publisher’s Note: The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre is a featured project at the 2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit, highlighted in the “Top 10 Green Infrastructure Eco-Agents in a Climate-Changing World” video by Linda Velazquez. www.zinco-greenroof.co.uk Project Report VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver Project Data Area: ca. We spent the afternoon with Cornelia Oberlander and Steve Jones from Houston Landscapes discussing maintenance and inspecting the bulbs which will slowly establish themselves and cover the roof with a seasonal display of native color an beauty. Inspired by the organic forms and natural systems of a native orchid, the project is organized into undulating green roof ‘petals’ that float above rammed earth walls. We are still working in a full production environment and taking the proper safety precautions. Phone calls @ (315) 625-8100 or e-mail. © 2020 Greenroofs.com, LLC. If you need a roof replacement, any roofing repairs, siding, decks, porches. All rights reserved. Size: 17222 sq.ft.
The building was inspired by natural forms, imitating an orchid flower. Please see our full list of services we provide. doors, windows etc. Special raster units (Georaster) are used to safely retain the growing medium on the roof. The VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver was founded in 1975 and quickly became a staple attraction. On May 16, 2016, the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre received Living Building Challenge™ (LBC) Petal Certification by the International Living Future Institute. h�b``�b``�d```�x Because of security concerns set by Vancouver’s building code, green roofs have to be set back from the edges and guarded with parapet walls. 38 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<48E9732D11C00E4E04B8B504C3134F8D>]/Index[10 47]/Info 9 0 R/Length 134/Prev 236538/Root 11 0 R/Size 57/Type/XRef/W[1 3 1]>>stream The roof and ground plane are connected by ramps that promote vegetation – a self-made green roof. The entire green roof was hydroseeded with local grasses and planted with bulbs native to the area. Collaboration between an architectural firm, a landscape design company and a client working under strict timelines and budgets was a challenge that allowed us to improve our processes. This intensive, sloped green roof was designed by Perkins + Will and Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, in consultation with ZinCo Canada. )� D*��� R`�4;$C�U Phone calls @ (315) 625-8100 or e-mail [email protected] is the best form of communication to reach anyone on our team. It boasts a massive 1,800 m² (19,300 suqare feet) organic-shaped green roof that immitates the leaves of an orchid flower with a stem represented by the central atrium. This concept extended beyond form, helping us answer many of the challenges that arose; throughout the design process, we often wondered: “How would a flower (orchid) do it?” Imagining VanDusen. Building Type: Educational Shear barriers are in place to prevent the green roof from sliding of the roof. Structural Engineer: Fast + EPP Engineers Just ask for our client reference list. Project of the Week for March 21, 2016: Atlanta Botanical Garden, Hardin Visitors Center. Structurally, the roof has visual interest inside and out while maintaining a warmth that only wood can provide. Website redesign made possible with support from the Legacy Emilio Ambasz Foundation (LEAf).
With construction already underway, the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre in Vancouver is … The Centre was inspired by the leaves and flower of an orchid. Photo: Perkins+Will by Nic Lehoux via ZinCo Canada. Roofing Contractor: Metro
The building uses on-site renewable sources to achieve net-zero energy. �Ƞ�gw���1�؞�@l�v �w�z&�kg�]��HC�?�� �} We are still working in a full production environment and taking the proper safety precautions. System: Single Source Provider Need assistance in your community, we're here for you! The solar chimney serves as lungs to the building while also contributing to the buildings unique, iconic and memorable character. The roof and ground plane are connected by ramps that promote vegetation – a self-made green roof. Greenroofs.com Project of the Week May 30, 2017: VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre, Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), 2017 Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit, Top 10 Green Infrastructure Eco-Agents in a Climate-Changing World, The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database, Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit, Greenroof Project of the Week for March 25, 2013: VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre, The 3rd International Green Roof Congress in Hamburg, Germany on May 13-15, 2013. Phone Number: (315) 625-8100. Construction Management: Ledcor. On behalf of all us at VanDusen Exteriors, we hope this finds you and your family and friends safe and healthy. Did we miss your contribution?
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