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Read the January 2010 Award winning HSBC Tower, Mexico City from Construction Review Online, and download the HSBC Corporate Building project PDF from Bovis Lend Lease here. For additional information regarding this project, please contact Tanya M?ller Garc?a at or visit

The first Latin American building to be given LEED Gold certification, the HSBC Tower is a skyscraper that is home to approximately 2,800 HSBC Mexico headquarters staff. “There are 23 office floors and 12 parking levels in the 136 meter high tower, which is one of the tallest in Mexico City. The HSBC?s Mexico City offices are equipped with environmentally friendly, recycled furniture and the building is equipped with Latin America?s largest green roof and a water treatment plant,” (Construction Review Online, 2010).In 2005 HSBC bank approved the transformation of five bank rooftops in the City of Mexico as a pilot program, and after this first approach met with positive effects, the directors decided to include a green roof in the design of their new corporate building in one of Mexico’s most exclusive and representative financial areas: Paseo de la Reforma. The new building was conceived and built according to LEED requirements.

The system used was engineered and designed by the company. The HSBC Green Roof was installed on the 10th floor, and it is possible to access the greenroof with the pathways that were included for such purposes, by appointment only.Growth media: Green Roof Systems de Mexico has its own mix. Plant material: Green Roof Systems de Mexico has its own nursery.


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