Hakusan: Brigham & Women's Rock Garden Roof

Project Completion
2004

Location
Boston, MA

Size
1,000 sq. ft.

ROOFTOP ROCK GARDEN 
Toshio Abiko Associates designed and installed this rooftop site in 2004 at Brigham & Women's Hospital to transform an unused blacktop roof into a peaceful contemporary Japanese rock garden. 

The garden features white marble stones in the form of a sacred Japanese mountain called Hakusan. Waves created by a custom wood gravel rake reverberate around the base.

Recover took over the maintenance contract in 2010. Our team refreshes the marble, concrete pavers, and bamboo railings twice a year as cleanliness is integral to the intention of the space. 

 

Client Name
Partners Healthcare

Green Roof Design
Toshio Abiko Associates

Type
Contemporary Japanese Rooftop Garden

Rock Type(s)
Marble

Green Roof Maintenance
Recover Green Roofs

Waterproofing Membrane
EPDM 



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