Hoerr Schaudt, in collaboration with PLANT Architect, Inc., STIP, and Adrian Blackwell, won an international competition to revitalize Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, Canada. Phase One of the project was the design of Canada’s largest publicly accessible green roof, which transforms the wind-swept podium of City Hall into a verdant urban park. The design of the green roof responds specifically to Toronto’s harsh climate, using deeper soil profiles to allow grasses and native perennials to thrive. These plantings provide height, a significant design element within so vast a space, as well as winter texture and shifting seasonal color.
Awards: 2011 Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Award of Excellence