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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

HM White

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HM White

Client/Owner

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Consultants

  • Weiss/Manfredi
  • Structural Engineer: Weidlinger Associates
  • Jaros, Baum & Bolles Consulting Engineers
  • Brandston Partnership
  • Viridian Energy and Environmental
  • General Contractor: EW Howell
  • Civil Engineer: LIRO
  • Kelso Landscape
  • Ecological Landscape Management

Project Status

Built

Year Completed

2012

Size

124,000 sq. feet

Construction Cost

$28,000,000

Certifications and Designations

Type

Cultural
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Project Description

PUBLIC SPACE AND LIVING ROOF

Honored by the NYC Design Commission with an Award for Excellence in Design in 2008 for integration of form, function and sustainable practice, the new visitor center to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden establishes a visionary public interface between the city and the garden. The landscape’s central feature is the building’s living roof design, conceived as a seamless, inhabitable extension of the Garden that mergers landscape and architecture and redefines physical and philosophical relationships between visitor and garden, exhibition and movement, culture and cultivation.

Fusing contemporary site engineering technology with sustainable landscape and horticultural design, the Visitor Center landscape design marks the Garden’s centennial and demonstrates the institution’s commitment to environmental stewardship and conservation by providing a new pedagogical paradigm with this high performance landscape design and new botanical exhibit for its next 100 years of public service and education.
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