Gardens on Structure & Roof Gardens
‘Gardens on Structure’ are complex spaces that combine ecological benefits with an elegant aesthetics. Work on the Royal Caribbean ships Oasis and Allure of the Seas and on the Celebrity Solstice-class ships included unique cutting-edge landscape engineering analysis and testing as a part of the overall design effort.
Using everything we know about design on land and applying it to a moving structure at sea, with its own maintenance and weight issues, was the challenge we addressed.
As an integral member of a very talented team, Dennis Dale provided the overall ‘site’ grading and drainage, the design of park structures from planter walls and bollards, to pergolas, and ‘information kiosks’ that hid emergency smoke evaluation vents.
Our work also included the design of bridge and restaurant railings, the main entry sign, vine towers, a variety of park benches, paving design and planting, and landscape engineering analysis and testing as a part of the overall design effort.
Chops Grill Chicago Steak House, plant materials were selected to highlight and accent the view out of and into the elegant dining location.
Oasis of the Seas Design services included ADA compliance selection of paving materials, drainage engineering and circulation layout.
Oasis of the Seas Park Café a popular stop for breakfast and lunch in Central Park.
Oasis of the Sea View from the Spice Garden into Market Square.
Oasis of the Seas Chops Grill restaurant railing detail with Iron Age 'Oblio' drainage grate .
Oasis of the Seas Custom bench and faux stone light bollard details in front of Giovanni's Restaurant
2010 Plantscape Institute Award of Excellence & Judges Best Project Award to Ambius Planting Contractors.
Oasis of the Seas The Bridge at the Sky Light and Central Park Bar. Subtle evening lighting creates an elegant atmosphere.
Oasis of the Sea Design Team: Wilson Butler Associates, Atkins Global International, Ambius, New Build of RCCL
Selected Gardens on Structure:
Central Park, Oasis of the Seas & Allure of the Seas
The Lawn Club, Celebrity Solstice