Office field trip to the Solaire



As the first ‘green’ residential high-rise in the United States, the Solaire building has introduced a new interconnection between architecture, its urban setting, and landscape in sustainable design.

Balmori Associates employed two types of green roofs for Solaire: an extensive vegetated roof, or a covering of groundcovers and sedums in 4” of growing medium; and an intensive green roof, which has deeper planting beds for a variety of vegetation ranging from perennials to bamboo trees. 

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