EPA Green Roofs
Like two hands cupped together, these sculptural forms respond to the geometry of the existing historic courtyard and frame a view to the fountain from an enclosed spiral stair. These pavilions will be built as part of the “Greening the EPA – Low Impact Development” initiative to demonstrate the latest vegetated roof technologies. They display “green” roofs as a strategy to manage stormwater on site at the EPA headquarters while providing visual interest in the tight urban courtyard. By Rick Schneider with inscape.