Project Profile:

Santa Fe Opera House

Project Summary

Richard Jennings was asked to solve the problem of water leaking through the bottom of the planter into rooms below. Draincore2 was used on a sloped bottom planter surface to filter water and drain it to a collection point. Flowering plants can be watered, the soil is contained, and excess clean water moves by gravity through the ring structure of Draincore2. In frost climates, both the bottom and sides of planters would be lined with Draincore2. Frost heave and thaw would expand between the rings while preventing pressures to accumulate on the pots, which won’t crack and break.

Address

Santa Fe Opera, PO Box 2408, Santa Fe, NM 87504-2408, contact: Joyce Idema 505-986-5908

Install Size

20 m2 (215 sf)

Designer

Earth and Water, 3552 Aqua Fria, Santa Fe, NM 87501, contact: Richard Jennings 505-471-5180

Contractor

Earth and Water, 3552 Aqua Fria, Santa Fe, NM 87501, contact: Richard Jennings 505-471-5180

Project Gallery

Drainage geocomposite was installed at the Santa Fe Opera under vegetation using Draincore2.
View of planter on the right with the theater in the background.
Drainage mat was installed at the Santa Fe Opera in planters under vegetation using Draincore2.
View of low planter with Draincore2 liner to filter water and collect it by gravity.
Drainage layer was installed at the Santa Fe Opera under vegetation using Draincore2.
The far section of planter with Stravinsky bust in the foreground.