Rittenhouse, Claridge
Philadelphia, PA

Inspired by the legacy of the Brazilian landscape architect, Roberto Burle Marx, Roofmeadow created a simple graphic design integrating hardy Sedum groundcover, ornamental grasses, and native perennials. This four-inch thick, un-irrigated rooftop naturescape is accented with organic sweeps of aggregate that creates a sense of perpetual motion. Residents of the Rittenhouse Claridge enjoy this relatively hidden gem whenever they take time to exercise in the Fitness Room. This 1,550 sf roof garden on the 2nd floor fills the foreground of an otherwise expansive view of iconic Rittenhouse Square. Subtle changes in color and texture create seasonal interest.

Roofmeadow partnered with Roofmeadow Services, Inc., a specialty contractor, to deliver this elegant urban greenspace quickly and efficiently under a design-build contract, costing no more than a standard Sedum groundcover green roof.