A large public spaceis broken up into smaller ones. Clusters of European Hornbeam act as groves, offsetting the ginormous scale of the building, and acting as a windscreen.
The jury praised the lanscapding for being intimate yet not compartmentalized. Viburnum helps provide spatial separation and visual privacy.
Maintaining the geometry of the overall plan while providing a sufficient number of grilling, dining, and lounging spaces was one of the biggest balancing acts of the project.
Lawn spaces--including the dog run--are composed of artificial turf. which saves on water consumption. To further save on water, a 5500-gallon reservoir tank collects rainwater.
Because of load limitations, the terrace depth had to be shallow. Despite the limitations, this roof garden is undeniably lush, thanks to hardy shrubs and grasses.