Millennium Place is a new fifteen-story residential tower in downtown Boston, located in the Theater District, a few blocks away from Boston Common. The design spaces for this project feature a port cochere and entry garden on the ground floor as well as green roofs on the second and fifteenth floors.
The ground-floor garden is a composition of architectural hedges, layered by texture and height to provide a dramatic backdrop to the building’s club and lounge areas. These plantings also screen vehicular and street activity in the port-cochère beyond. The uplit garden rises from a plane of dark crushed stone where residents stroll among the varying textures and colors of the layered plants.
The second-floor green roof is primarily a meadow landscape of little bluestem with paved residential patios at the edges. Linear bars of intensive planting include Dwarf Fountain grass, Blue Star Juniper, and Dwarf Redtwig Dogwood. The combination of planters and wooden vine screens create private settings with views to the surrounding roofscape. The fifteenth floor terrace is a field of pavers interrupted by broad panels of sedum beds creating a tapestry of colors and textures for year round interest.