LafargeHolcim Foundation Prize Winning Projects in Sustainable Construction

Project Summary

Green roofs for Buenos Aires

This conceptual project illustrates the benefits of a public policy to promote roof gardens (green roofs) on existing buildings in the city of Buenos Aires on a large scale.

A prototype green roof on a school in Buenos Aires was successfully installed in 2012 and demonstrates the potential of the project vision.

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Green roof becomes outdoor classroom in Buenos Aires
Holcim Awards competition goes global
Holcim Awards Gold 2005 to a rooftop gardens project in Argentina
“Aims to improve the conditions of individual buildings and extensive environmental problems at a metropolitan scale” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2005 for Latin America
Project Details
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hugo Gilardi
Main Author
Hugo Gilardi
Gilardi y Asociados Arquitectos, Argentina
Juan Rautenstrauch
Further Authors
Juan Rautenstrauch
Sociedad Bracht SA, Argentina
Gold 2005
Latin America
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