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North Shore Community College Green Roof

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Location: Danvers, Massachusetts
Client: DiMella Shaffer/North Shore Community College

Envisioned to be a teaching tool, the green roof at the North Shore Community College is not conventional. A designated terrace provides student access to rows of LiveRoof modular trays, containing low-maintenance evergreen and deciduous succulents. These trays will evolve because they will be part of the College’s biology and plant sciences curriculum. Surrounding this internal terrace, are additional trays containing two different mixes of succulents, chosen to bloom at opposite times of the school year and placed in a striping pattern to ensure maximum visual interest from the upper-level classrooms looking down.

Image credits: (1) Courtesy of Robert Benson, (2-5) CWDG

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