Banco de Santander, Madrid
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|Area:||ca. 100,000 m²|
|Architect/Design:||Kevin Roche - John Dinkeloo and Associates, Hamden, USA|
|Landscape architect:||Luis Vallejo Estudio de Paisajismo, Madrid|
|System build-up:||“Heather with Lavender” with Floradrain® FD 25-E, FD 40-E and FD 60|
The financial city “Banco de Santander”, close to Madrid, is one of the largest green roof projects around the world. On around 100,000 m² of roof area, extensive and intensive green roof system build-ups, distributed on 13 buildings, were installed. Not only is this project impressive by its huge size, but also in the planning and design of the green roof. Designing the plant selection of the green areas was a challenge in order to meet the climatic conditions and the architectural ideas. The various green roof system build-ups were complementary to the intended planting and a drip irrigation was necessary in the central of Spain.