Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2015 - 11


BERRY ARCHITECTURE, DOWNEY ROTH,
HRYWKIW FIDEK OFFICE BUILDING EXTERIOR

DESIGN AWARD
CATEGORY: EXTENSIVE INDUSTRIAL/COMMERCIAL
PROJECT: BERRY ARCHITECTURE, DOWNEY, ROTH, HRYWKIW,
FIDEK OFFICE BUILDING
LOCATION: RED DEER, AB

"Doing what was right for the environment
was the first goal of this redevelopment
project for Berry Architecture +
Associates. We wanted to create a pleasant
oasis for our staff and our clients where
they could be surrounded by a little bit of
nature in a downtown urban setting."
BERRY ARCHITECTURE, DOWNEY ROTH,
HRYWKIW FIDEK OFFICE BUILDING STREAM
WITH LOCAL PLANTS

George Berry,
Owner, CEO, Berry Architecture + Associates

A LITTLE BIT OF NATURE IN
A DOWNTOWN URBAN SETTING
C

ompleted in 2011, the Berry Architecture + Downey Roth
Hrywkiw Fidek LLP building was a complete revitalization
and modernization of a run-down 1950's bowling alley in
downtown Red Deer, Alberta. The green roof, planted in 2012,
enhances this downtown neighborhood both aesthetically and
environmentally adding a variety of flowering plants and grasses
to the area including canada buffalo -berry, prairie onion, wild
flax, and wild bergamot.
A unique feature of the green roof is the flowing stream which
provides habitat and support for birds and insects. Staff and
clients enjoy the pleasant setting of this natural retreat through
a variety of social events including barbeques and green roof
parties, as well as meetings and lunch time gatherings. Three
raised planters provide fresh herbs and vegetables for the staff
who take turns caring for the gardens. The gardens and stream

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are watered exclusively through the grey water system. Stormwater is collected in holding tanks located in the mechanical room
on the main floor. That stormwater is then used to water the
garden planters, refill the stream as needed, and even provide
water to on-site toilets. All non-vegetable plants are indigenous
species which do not require watering. Since the renovation, the
runoff discharge rate and quantity values have decreased by more
than 25 percent.
One goal of the green roof was creating a bio-diverse habitat
for wildlife with an emphasis on indigenous pollinators by providing food with a wide range of indigenous plant species, as well as
flowing water and perching and nesting sites. Other goals were to
decrease the impact of rainwater run-off on the municipal water
system and to improve the air quality of the urban environment
by installing the roof on a formerly plant-free site.
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