█  Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center
Through a collaborative effort between the local Indianapolis architectural firm of Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf, Hanging Gardens and Roofmeadow; the Indianapolis Zoo Orangutan Exhibit's sloped extensive vegetated roof exceeded all expectations for the owner. By having a 4:12 to 7:12 three axis slope, the project was much more challenging than a standard flat vegetated roof. Nevertheless, the design team was able to meet those challenges and provide the owner with a project that met their budget. Additionally, through the use of an Optigruen International based specification, the design allowed for a simplified install for R Adams Roofing.rnrnFrom completion in the summer of 2014, the sloped extensive vegetated roof has immediately become a city landmark. Due to the unobstructed skyline and that the vegetated roof is sloped, the project is visible from close to a mile away. A definite reminder to those that do not believe that sloped vegetated roofs are possible.
LocationIndianapolis, IN
ClientIndianapolis Zoo
ContractorR Adams Roofing
StatusCompleted - 2014
Size7,675 Square Feet
SystemHG 2140 - Fully Vegetated Sedum Tile