Torre YPF, Buenos Aires

Roof garden with gravel and planted beds
project profile data
Area: ca. 4,500 m²
Construction year: 2008
Architect/Design: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, New Haven
Contractor: Estudio Marta Carena, Buenos Aires
System build-up: with Floradrain® FD 40-E
Project report

YPF S.A. (formerly Repsol) is the leading Energy Company in Argentina. Architect Cesar Pelli, known for designing some of the world´s tallest buildings, initiated this incredible design described as two conjunct triangular towers with curved sides. This successful green roof project is ZinCo´s first in South America. The platform of the building, which is located on an underground parking, was planted and paved using a system build-up with Floradrain® FD 40-E drainage element. A glazed corner balcony stretches from 27th to 33rd floor. Behind its facade, there is an arrangement of very large planter boxes using ZinCo green roof systems.

  • Garden with lawn, shrubs and blossoming trees
    Lawn, shrubs and trees were planted on the underground parking.
  • Roof garden with pillars, glass gravel paths and planted beds
    A walkway between pillars divides the garden.
  • Garden with glass gravel, circular water basin and plant beds
    The circular water features break up the glass gravel area.