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SEP 19, 2013

Greenroof Project of the Week: LAMOTH

Integrated into the landscape of Pan Pacific Park now in its 4th location, the new award-winning LEED Gold certified Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is the oldest Holocaust museum in the United States and has a two-fold mission that has remained constant since its inception in 1961: commemoration and education. The client wanted an above ground iconic museum building and the architect wanted to maintain open space by submersion.

Designed collaboratively by Lisa Lee Benjamin of Evo Catalyst and Karla Dakin of K. Dakin Design, the roof landscape is a visionary response to the complex contemporary architecture of Belzberg Architects. Roofmeadow included Types I (12″ deep growing media), II (4″), and III (6″) assemblies and states, “With dramatic contours and steep grades (45 degree pitches), this accessible green roof supports grasses, perennials, succulents and fosters the sense that the entire building visually dissolves into the surrounding landscape.”

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