Greenroof & Greenwall Project of the Week for November 4, 2013: Casa Vallarta

November 5, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 11/4/13

Casa Vallarta
Greenroof & Greenwalls
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
7,653 sq. ft Greenroof & 3,090 sq. ft Greenwalls

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Project Description & Details

Located on the Pacific Ocean’s Bahía de Banderas, the Casa Vallarta Greenroof & Greenwalls project included a 7,653 sqft green roof and a multi-level 3,090 sqft green wall oriented to the northeast, right in the beautiful City of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Being right next to the ocean, the most logical design intention was to give the green roof and walls some kind of movement which led to curves speaking about the landscape tracing, and tall grasses speaking about the plant selection.

The Zona Verde MX team planted more than 19,619 plants among grasses, agaves and perennials over the roof and some short grasses and ferns in the green walls, wanting the effect to be not just green but quite colorful, yet harmonic. Both stormwater and irrigated water are captured and guided to a storage stormwater tank, then filtered through a sand system and returned to the irrigation system. More than 33,500 recycled bottles of PET were used in the whole system.

CasaVallarta3Year: 2012
Owner: Grupo Xtra Inmuebles
Location: Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Building Type: Single-Family Residential

Type: Intensive Green Roof
System:
Single Source Provider
Size: 7,653 sq. ft
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Private

Type: Living Wall
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 3,090 sq.ft.
Slope: 100%
Access: Accessible, Private

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Greenroof Designer: Cynthia Villalba, General Manager, Zona Verde MX S.A. de C.V.
Design Architect: Arch. Alejandra Diaz de Leon, EZEQUIEL FARCA®
Architectural Project: Arch. Ezequiel Farca, EZEQUIEL FARCA®
Contractor: Arch. Pablo Gutierrez, Grupo SYASA
100% Recycled PET Geotextile ManufacturerTecnologia de Reciclaje

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