Basel Main Exhibition Hall
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Green roofs with solar panels in Basel - a new vision in the urban sky.  Photo by Pia Zanetti.Project Name: Basel Main Exhibition Hall
Year: 2000
Owner: Basel Convention Center
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 86111 sq.ft.
Slope: 1.5%
Access: Accessible, Private
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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Architect: Theo Hotz
The largest of six extensive greenroofs on the Main Exhibition Hall (Messehalle Basel), the 8,000 m? roof consists of low growing sedum species, flowering herbs and forbs. The building sports a huge array of integrated solar panels, and the Convention Center sells electricity to the City of Basel. This building boasts the largest greenroof in Switzerland.

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For additional info, please contact Stephan Brenneisen, Dr. phil Geograph, Hochschule Waedenswil Fachbereich Naturmanagement FACHSTELLE DACHBEGRUENUNG, Gruental, Postfach 335, CH- 8820 Waedenswil, Tel: ++41(0)1 789 99 29, Fax: ++41 (0)1 789 99 40, email: stephan.brenneisen@zhaw.ch; or Nathalie Baumann, Dipl. BioGeografin, email: n.baumann@zhaw.ch.
 
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