Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JAN 2018

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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The project includes: 1) Use of Russian River-Friendly Landscape Practices and Principles 2) A public gathering space with permeable hardscape 3) Rainwater harvesting demonstration system coupled with high efficiency irrigation technology 4) Stormwater treatment via vegetative swales and retrofit of existing parking lot storm drain system without eliminating any parking spaces 5) Educational, interpretive signage system a) Online educational interface with "how-to" videos and information about implementing sustainable landscape practices. Integration with Setting The design character is consistent with the historic bold lines of the 1960 Mid-Century Modern architectural character of the city hall. Strong, architectural diagonal bands of planting are used to direct the eye towards the gathering area. The existing horse sculpture is highlighted in the new design, intertwined with the geometric patterns. The tall, cylindrical rainwater harvesting tank is the iconic focal point of the gathering area. Corrugated metal has been selected as the tank skin to reflect the authenticity of materials and function consistent with city hall architecture. This 2,200-gallon tank collects run off from 1,600 square feet of the existing city hall roof. January 2018 71 Santa Rosa Demonstration Garden A Model for Water-use Efficiency and Low Impact Development Landscape Architecture by Gates + Associates

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