Avigilon Offices at Assembly Row

Project Completion
Fall 2015

Location
Somerville, MA

Building Type
Commercial

MYSTIC RIVER GREEN ROOF
Assembly Row is a new mixed-use neighborhood at a former brownfield site on the Mystic River featuring restaurants, shopping, offices, research and development space, cinema, residential living, and public green space.

Recover installed nine separate garden areas on three rooftop plazas overlooking the Mystic River and an expansive waterfront park, creating a unique urban office escape. Perennial grasses, lilies, and dogwoods watered with an automated smart irrigation system create a serene aesthetic of grasses blowing in the wind.

Pedestrian walkways are separated from gardens by custom precast curbing set on concrete footings, allowing free flow of surface water in all directions. Built-on-site seatwalls capped with floating cedar slats create natural gathering spaces on the roof, and integrated lighting provides an inviting ambiance day or night. Read more about Assembly Row's LEED Gold Certificate in the Somerville Patch.  

Photograph above and images 2, and 4-10 in slideshow courtesy of Patrick Rogers Photography

 

Client Name
Federal Realty
Investment Trust

Size
7,500 sq. ft.

Landscape Architect
Copley Wolff Design Group

Project Type
Semi-Intensive, Intensive

Construction Manager
Development Management Associates

General Contractor
Recover Green Roofs

Hardscape Installer
Recover Green Roofs

Decking Installer
Recover Green Roofs

Green Roof Installer
Recover Green Roofs

Irrigation Installer
Recover Green Roofs

Green Roof Components
ZinCo USA

Plant Type(s)
Perennial Grasses, Trees, Shrubs, & Groundcover

Hardscaping Materials
Hanover Architectural Products

Waterproofing Membrane
Sika Sarnafil PVC

Waterproofing Installer
John F Shea Roofing

Soil Media Supplier
ZinCo USA

Electrician
JEC Electric Contracting



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