Greenroof Project of the Week for February 25, 2013: Torre Murano

February 27, 2013 at 8:29 pm

Greenroofs.com  Project of the Week: 2/25/13

Torre Murano
Mexico City, Mexico
7,535 sf. Greenroof

Torre Murano: Courtesy of Azoteas Verdes

Project Description & Details

The 27-story Torre Murano is a high end corporate high-rise with many amenities, complete with a helipad. Many different companies are located here, so the building performs multi-functional uses. In early 2012, the fact that there was still vacancy, doubled with the availability of using the spacious rooftop for recreation space, persuaded the owners to install a greenroof to help attract and retain tenants.

Azoteas Verdes, a Mexican company specializing in greenroofs, created a beautiful rooftop garden planted with all native vegetation. Drainage was a key element due to the huge volumes of water present during the rainy season from May to October, which usually generates 8 to 15 great storms. The greenroof provides plenty of greenspace for collective and private social events and offers spectacular views of the largest urban park in Mexico City below.

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Year: 2012
Owner: Private
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Building Type: Corporate
Type: Extensive & Intensive, Test/Research
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 7,535 sq. ft.
Slope: 3%
Access: Accessible, Private

 Torre Murano: Courtesy of Azoteas Verdes

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Edmonds International Ltd.
Structural Engineer:
CTC Ingenieros Civiles
Greenwall Design: Gabriela Perez, Arq., Jose Luis Esparza, Eng., Juan Manuel Ibarra, Azoteas Verdes
Greenwall System: Azoteas Verdes
Design/Build: Azoteas Verdes

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