Janet Rosenberg & Studio Inc.
DESIGN – Regional Citation Award
The completely redesigned Devonian Gardens is now home to a botanical collection of tropicals which includes: 215 specimen trees, 284 broad leaf palms, and over 11 ,000 ground covers. A green “living” wall adjacent to the events terrace lends stunning visual effect as well as mechanically reduces ambient temperatures by 10 degrees.
The environment is micro-controlled by a combined fogging /HVAC system that cools the solar gains of the glazed enclosure as well as improves humidity levels, and new state of the art lighting and vapour pressure deficit irrigation systems.
The project introduced programmatic elements that broadened the user demographic such as a community meeting/conference rooms, exhibit and gallery space, and a full service restaurant facility.