Le Méridien Hotel & Convention Centre, Oran
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|Area:||ca. 4,500 m²|
|Architect/Design:||IAC Arquitectura, Castellón Plana|
|Contractor:||Jardinería Villanueva, S.L., Valencia|
|System build-up:||“Roof Garden” with Floradrain® FD 60|
A new spectacular building complex consisting of a convention centre and a 5-star hotel was built on the northwestern Mediterranean coast of Algeria. To make it possible to establish an impressive park in the areas with no connection to natural ground, that is to say on the roof of the underground garage, the right structural conditions had to be provided. The high load bearing capacity of the garage roof allowed realizing the desired intensive green roof, which can even be driven on partly. The planting areas were realized with the ZinCo system build-up “Roof Garden”, including a fully automatic drip irrigation system. To secure the 6–8 m tall palm trees against wind uplift huge reinforcement steel meshes have been embedded within the substrate to anchor the large root balls of the trees.