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57. Fenway Park Farm #105architecturalinspirations

57. Fenway Park Farm #105architecturalinspirations

New for the 2015 season, the Boston Red Sox have a 5,000 sf rooftop farm in Fenway Park! Fenway Park is located in Boston, Massachusetts and is the oldest ballpark in the MLB. The park, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, has been renovated many times over the years and has featured areas such as the Green Monster, The Triangle, and Williamsburg. It now has Fenway Farms.


This year, a vegetative roof was added to the stadium. The rooftop features vegetables and herbs and a drip irrigation system. This farm is giving life to a previously unused rooftop and enhances the beauty of the space. In addition, it filters storm water, reduces heat island effect, and provides habitat for insects and birds in the city.

Fenway Farms

Photo Credit: Chris Hendricks

#105architecturalinspirations is a collection of architectural details, buildings, and spaces that inspire me. I am taking on the challenge of finding two projects to spotlight each week in 2015. Hopefully I will be able to keep up and this process of discovery will push me to create better design solutions for my clients as I research and learn more about those projects I enjoy most. I challenge you to add your comments below about this project and to post your own inspirations for all to enjoy.  Full List of previous #105architecturalinspiration posts 1 – 20. First 20 architectural inspirations here21. Michael Graves 22. St. Augustine 23. Guggenheim Museum24. Ocho House25.Bjarke Ingels 26. WG Clark 27. John F. Kennedy Space Center 28.Akademie Mont-Cenis 29. Sustainability Treehouse 30. Porch Rail 31.Martin Lurther King Jr. Memorial 32. Warehouse Renvoation33.Architectural Salvage Warehouse 34. Thorncrown Chapel 35.Gabion Wall 36.Rectorat de Guyane Library  37. North Bay House 38.Old Ranch Road Barn 39.Eagle Rock Residence 40.Pratt Street Power Plant 41.United Therapeutics Field House 42. Porch House 43. Headwaters 44. Ben’s Barn 45. Kevin Mundy Memorial Bridge 46.  Thrupp + Summers House 47. Madrona Residence 48. Pixel Building 49. National Constitution Center 50. Falling Water 51. Wainwright Building 52. Merle’s Drive-In53. Green Office Building 54. Edgeland House 55. Kansas City Public Library  56. Villa Savoye