Hardesty Arts Center

Oklahoma

Hardesty Arts Center

Providing a vegetated roof solution for a facility in the busy downtown Arts District of Tulsa

  • Category

    Green Roofing Solutions
  • Completed

    2013
  • Type

    Hospitality & Entertainment
  • Size

    215 squares

Challenge

The busy Hardesty Arts Center is a downtown venue for many innovative programs managed by The Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa in collaboration with the Arts District of Tulsa. When a reroof was required, the city realized it was an ideal opportunity to introduce a vegetated roof that would help advance the city's environmental goals. However, a “living” roof in the harsh Oklahoma weather can be a challenge, and the waterproofing of both the roof and the highly trafficked pedestrian-access balconies would need to be of an exceptionally high standard.

Solution

  • The City of Tulsa chose Siplast's Teranap, an SBS-modified bitumen membrane that has earned its high-performance status with applications worldwide, to waterproof the vegetated and pedestrian access areas.
  • The pedestrian access balconies were finished with stone pavers supplied by Siplast, as was the sedum planted on the vegetated roof, which was a low-maintenance blend specifically developed to withstand weather conditions such as those in Oklahoma.
  • Siplast's durable and time-proven Paradiene 20 TG/ 30 FR TG system was chosen for the roof areas. The resulting roofing and waterproofing application will not only protect the cultural life offered by the Hardesty Arts Center, but also represent the City's commitment to offering greener spaces to residents and visitors to its downtown.

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