Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Winter 2015 - 24


Source: Michael Moran

Source: Ari Buring

DESIGN AWARD
CATEGORY: SPECIAL RECOGNITION
PROJECT: LEFRAK LAKESIDE CENTER AT PROSPECT PARK
LOCATION: BROOKLYN, NY

Source: Ari Buring

Source: Ari Buring

Source: Ari Buring

TEAM MEMBERS
Green Roof Designer, Green Roof Provider, Stewardship, Warranty Provider:
Charlie Miller, Roofmeadow
Architect: Andy Kim, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
Civil Engineer: Theo Prince, Stantec Consulting - New York
Owner: Christian Zimmerman, Prospect Park Alliance
General Contractor: Marsha Bell, Sciame Construction Co
Irrigation Consultant: Gordon Holmes, National Lawn Sprinklers
Rainharvesting Consultant: Phil Reidy, Geosyntec Consultants Inc
Intensive Waterproofing Manufacturer: American Hydrotech
Mason: Marco Berardi, Berardi Stone Setting, Inc

INTEGRATING SUSTAINABLE
DESIGN INTO A HISTORIC PARK
T

he LeFrak Center at Lakeside is a popular destination within
the beloved Prospect Park, originally design by Frederick Law
Olmstead. Neighborhood residents and tourists are attracted to
the 75,000 square foot recreation facility which is considered to be
the most ambitious capital project to date in the historic park. The
twenty-first century insertion includes concessions and two skating
rinks with seasonal programing. A 23-foot high canopy supports an
extensive green roof above and a whirlwind of activity below. The
concession buildings are buried in the land and covered by intensive
green roofs allowing the structures to blend into the park landscape.
The intensive green roof areas connect to each other and to
existing pathways and landscape grades, allowing visitors to explore
the park's beauty on winding paths spanning the roof and ground
LIVING ARCHITECTURE MONITOR / WINTER 2015 / 24

planes. The footpaths approaching from the east and north ascend
gradually and imperceptibly over top of the 20,000 square-foot
complex, eventually ending at an overlook of the facility and the
scenic Prospect Park Lake beyond.
The intensive and extensive green roofs prevent over 900,000
gallons of rainwater from entering the sewer each year. This
project demonstrates that a rich, forested roof landscape can be
created and sustained without consuming the public potable water
resource. As a zero discharge site, the Lakeside Center green roofs
and ground landscape serve to infiltrate and reduce pollutants
without burdening the local water treatment plants. Within Lakeside, high-efficient, low-water-use plumbing fixtures save over
205,000 gallons of water each year.
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