A new green roof atop the SHoP Architects-designed Barclays Center will help absorb noise coming from the arena and ease the venue’s carbon footprint. Developer Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) said that the center’s original design had called for the vegetative roof in pursuit of LEED Silver status, but the installation never made it to the final phase.
Although the project attained green certification, “we always hoped to still create a green roof, further improving the environmental footprint of the arena and also making a more direct connection to the sedum-covered transit entrance on the plaza,” MaryAnne Gilmartin, FCRC president and CEO, said in a statement.
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Supported by a steel structure, the new roof will be installed over the existing one with an air gap in between. Prefabricated sedum trays will create a “flocking” pattern complementing Barclays’ exterior. The project is expected to take nine months.
FCRC and Greenland Group Co. will collaborate on developing the roof. The two companies also have formed a joint venture to build Atlantic Yards, a 22-acre residential and commercial project near Barclays.