The Harbor Club Roof Garden Re-construction
- Project Address: 200 Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
- Project Architect/ Designer: Landscape Architect: David Reed; David Reed Landscape Architects
This recently completed re-construction project was for the 6th floor plaza, a roof garden at the Harbor Club in downtown San Diego. The Harbor Club consists of two high-end residential towers each with 100 condominiums; which at the time of construction had the highest height to width ratio of any buildings in California. Design work started with a new master plan, including all hardscape and landscape with a well planned color and materials board for the upcoming work. Included are a pool remodel, a new spa in a completely revised location, 3 separate fountains (one of which is a fire/water element), new outdoor lighting, barbecue and complete re-landscaping in the spirit of the original garden.
During demolition and re-construction, all materials (including specimen palm trees) had to be hauled to or from the site, more than 60 feet off the ground. A complete re-waterproofing of the roof deck began the re-construction. While the pool was simply remodeled, the spa was re-located to a completely different spot on the roof deck, no small feat considering its location. It now occupies a larger setting and a central location.
This 6th floor roof garden is constantly alive with perennial and annual flower color and fragrance. Palm trees rustle in the breeze, reminding the users of their proximity to the ocean and the subtropics. Brugmansia and Alyssum delight the visitor with their perfumed aromas. Night lighting produces a high-end resort quality on the roof top, which overlooks the harbor, Convention Center and other vistas of downtown San Diego.