Torre YPF, Buenos Aires

Roof garden with gravel and planted beds
project profile data
Area: ca. 48,500 sq. ft. (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 car park.
  • 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.
  • Park with lawn, flowering Jacaranda trees and entrance to the underground garage
    Several large Jacaranda trees add colour to the underground car park.