Owner: Longwood Gardens
Delivery Method: Construction Management
Design Professional: Wells Appel & DEDC
Kennett Square, PA
Longwood Gardens’ East Conservatory Plaza is a space that is a central and stately destination for guests. Its open and welcoming design provides grand views of the Conservatory, space to relax, and environment friendly rest rooms. The underground corridor of the East Plaza is home to the largest living green wall in North America composed of more than 47,000 plants. The underground restrooms showcase the best practice for insulation with earth, an age-old concept that is very energy efficient. In addition, a clear ceiling allows natural lighting of the space. The building combines environmentally friendly and efficient use of heat, water and construction materials while remaining elegant and imaginative in design.