HSBC Bank Green Roof
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HSBC Bank Green Roof and the beautiful flowering succulents; Photo Courtesy Tanya M?ller GarcProject Name: HSBC Bank Green Roof
Year: 2003
Owner: Hong Kong Shangai Bank Co
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Building Type: Corporate
Type: Semi-Intensive, Test/Research
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 7000 sq.ft.
Slope: 2%
Access: Accessible, By Appointment
Submitted by: Tanya M?ller Garc

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
Greenroof System: Green Roof Systems de M?xico
Architect: Helmuth Obata & Kassabaum, Inc.
Development: GICSA
Growing Media: Green Roof Systems de Mexico
Plant Supplier: Green Roof Systems de Mexico
 Photo Courtesy Tanya M?ller Garc?a, AMENA Photo Courtesy Tanya M?ller Garc?a, AMENA Photo Courtesy Tanya M?ller Garc?a, AMENA
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.
Photo Source: Construction Review Online, January 2010 Photo Courtesy Tanya M?ller Garc?a, AMENA
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.

Additional thumbnail photos:

 Photo Courtesy Tanya M?ller Garc?a, AMENA Photo Courtesy Tanya M?ller Garc?a, AMENAHSBC Bank Green Roof; Photo Courtesy Tanya M?ller Garc Photo Courtesy Tanya M?ller Garc?a, AMENA Photo Courtesy Tanya M?ller Garc?a, AMENA
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 www.amenamex.org or visit www.grsm.com.mx.
 
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