community health center, middletown C.T.

Middletown Community Health Center (copyright

Apex Green Roofs Install Year: 2012
Location: Middletown C.T.
Building Type: Community Health Center
Type: 6"-12" Intensive/Perennial Garden System, Walkway System
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 12,500 sf
Slope: 2%
Access: Accessible 

ArchitectRobert Olson Associates 
Greenroof System: Zinco U.S.A.
Waterproofing Manufacturer
Waterproofing Membrane Contractor: Sarnafil

The project incorporated ZinCo Green Roof systems that integrate hardscapes with softscapes, allowing uninterrupted drainage toward the roof drains from all points of the roof. Poured in place concrete curbs with integrated fixed line irrigation were technical complexities that required hundreds of hours of proper system design. The varied plant palette on the project involved several isolated planter boxes constructed on top of the Green Roof system, an innovative exterior green wall system, nearly 40 different plant species planted within 6–12” of intensive growing media, several vegetable producing plant beds, among many other unique design features. (

IMAGE: Middletown Community Health Center (copyright

Robert Olsen Associates awarded The 2012 Excellence Award by Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) for Middletown Community Health Center. MORE INFORMATION:

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