When the expansion to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel is completed, guests will be welcomed under a green roof situated atop the canopy at the casino’s main entrance. The LiveRoof Hybrid Green Roof System from LiveRoof was selected for the 22,800-square-foot project. Riverbend Nursery, a wholesale container nursery in LiveRoof’s national network of licensed regional growers, cultivated the green roof plants.
“In keeping with the Cherokee tradition, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel looks to sustainable practices to protect the environment,” says Brooks Robinson, senior vice president and general manager, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel. “The addition of the green roof symbolizes our commitment to these goals.”
“The Harrah’s Cherokee green roof is singular in its design,” says Jim Snyder, co-owner and president, Riverbend Nursery. “The surface undulates to suggest a gently rolling natural landscape that complements the waterfall and other flowing water features at the property.”
LiveRoof modules are engineered to connect the soil between and above all modules across the entire rooftop to create a cohesive ecosystem with a seamless surface of vegetation.