Roof Deck Planters with Cast-in Accessory Pockets

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Many commercial, retail and even residential building owners in San Francisco are desiring rooftop decks and amenity spaces. The roof deck rage may be attributed to a brilliant use of space (which is a luxury in SF), possible city views, and the social aspect. Developers at DDG Partners agree with the modern inspiration of the roof deck and have collaborated with Marta Fry Landscape Associates (MFLA) on a few projects in recent years. Marta Fry has specified Tournesol Siteworks products on these projects – located at 8 Octavia St., 400 Grove St. and another at 450 Hayes St. in SF.

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450 Hayes St., SF; Photo courtesy of DDG Partners

Hayes St. is situated in Hayes Valley, a small, popular neighborhood in San Francisco styled with modern eateries, dog parks, and hip shopping boutiques. We’re highlighting the project at 450 Hayes to present our Cast-In Accessory Pockets, one of our Planter Options.

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Wilshire Collection rectangular planters on 450 Hayes St. roof deck

While designing the landscape of the rooftop of this luxury condominium complex, MFLA wanted to include lighting accessories inside planters but was uninterested in the look of the standard cast-in concrete pockets available. Knowing our Cast-In Accessory Pocket capabilities, MFLA specified our planters for the project due to the success of previous installations.

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Exterior accessory housing

MFLA collaborated with landscape contractors from Native Sons Landscaping, out of San Ramon, who completed the installation. Tournesol Siteworks customized the Wilshire Collection planters with pockets to hold lighting/electrical boxes since MFLA wanted the lighting to be hidden – our accessory pockets were a great solution.

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Prior to the installation, our engineers required the housing (back) of the lighting fixture/electrical outlet, so they could obtain the exact measurement of the cast-in pocket size required. MFLA requested specific placement of the pockets (on either long edge or short edge of the rectangle), by determining the height of the pocket from the planter sides as well as the top and bottom of the planter. A total of 48 planters were made of FRP Fiberglass,  in a smooth T-0 texture and in one of our standard colors “Puddle.” Each planter measured 96″L x 30″W x 30″H, and was fitted with light pockets per specifications.

This is an outstanding roof deck installation and is widely used by the condominium tenants for a smart, social gathering place.

 

5 thoughts on “Roof Deck Planters with Cast-in Accessory Pockets”

  1. I am interested in your planters. Something that light-weight. Please send me some information. We want to put a similar planter on our 4th floor exterior deck, we have pedestal pavers like your website.

    Rob

  2. Thanks, Rob, for your interest in our products. One of our sales people will be in contact with you shortly.

    Marketing

  3. Hello, we are specifying the GFRC planters on a project. Would this accessory be available for the GFRC or just the FRP?
    Thanks

  4. Thank you for you interest in our products. At this time, we do not have the option for GFRC only FRP planters.

  5. Thank you for your interest in our products. Yes, we are able to manufacture the accessory pockets in GFRC as well as FRP.
    Please contact info@tournesolsiteworks.com for questions and your email will be promptly answered.

    Thank you,
    Jessica Miller
    Marketing

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