Project: IMA Green Parking Garage Rooftop - Indianapolis, IN
Customer: Indianapolis Musuem of Art
Contractor: FA Wilhelm / Browning Mullins Day Dierdorf Landscape Architects
Project obstacles and solutions: The expansion of the Indianapolis Museum of Art included a maple-lined allée, landscaped garden that formed the roof of the underground parking garage. The 250 car parking garage needed a light-weight planting medium to support the landscaped garden, but did not overburden the structure. The material needed to drain well, but hold enough moisture to support the plants' root systems. The general contractor had found a light-weight material to specifications, but would have to pay for 800 miles of shipping charges to get it to the museum. That is when they turned to IMI. The IMI Aggregates Division was able to produce 10,000 tons of imix Eco Gro to the job specs. All of this was produced locally, which not only kept shipping costs low, but maintained a key objective of the project: to provide green construction by keeping transportation energy usage to a minimum. The project won the 2007 Award of Excellence from the Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
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