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Connecticut Chapter of ASLA Announces Design Award Winners

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The Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (CTASLA) has announced the winners of its annual Connecticut Design Awards competition. The Excellence Award went to Robert Olson Associates of Boston for the Community Health Center Roof Garden in Middletown, Conn.

Area: 12,500 sq. ft.
Construction Year: 2012
Architect/ Design: Robert Olson Associates
Contractor: Apex Green Roofs
System Build-Up: Perennial Garden System, Walkway System

The Green Roof project at the Community Health Center in Middletown, CT is the epitome of a highly technical Green Roof project executed to perfection from design to implementation. 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.

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