One Bryant Park: Greenroof
& Lobby Space Design
2010
New York, NY

This roof garden design improves the aesthetics of the roof at One Bryant Park year round. Using a plant mix of 30-40% Native Species and 60-70% Sedums, the garden exemplifies sound ecological practices that could even survive a severe drought event. The dominant tree canopy of Bryant Park was used in the design concept for the garden room. Using 3” stainless steel rods and stainless steel cable, the vine structure is derived from the process in which the flaking bark of the London Plane tree peels away in thin sheets often leaving a dappled trunk. The sheets can be perceived as overhead planes where vines can grow. These planes are supported by columns that represent the exfoliating trunk. These sculptures feature information and advertisement panel made from steel and LCD screens.


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