Lori Zimmer

Mexico's High Park Features Private Roof Lawns for Residents

by , 09/29/11
filed under: Architecture, green roof



green design, eco design, sustainable design, Monterrey Mexico, High Park Building, Rojkind Arquitectos, roof garden

High Park will accommodate eight floors of apartments, atop two floors of retail shops and cafes. Each level of the building skews and points in a different direction from those below and above it, casting shadows of varying shapes on the areas below and keeping areas cool. The façade is also made from local stone, which deflects solar gain and changes in appearance as the sun moves across the sky. The exterior side of High Park continues with stepped elevation at each floor, giving residents elevated private rooftop lawns, lush gardens and patio areas. The private green roofs allow residents a grassy patch to call their own, while helping to insulate their neighbors below and filter rain water.

The modern interiors of the 32 apartments have each been designed by one of six local designers, making every unit unique from the other. The designers not only varied materials and color schemes, but also layouts for each apartment.

The area of Monterrey is known for extreme temperatures, so Rojkind designed High Park to recess in the center of its design. The enclosed space becomes a public park, naturally cooled by the shade cast by the building itself.

+ Rojkind Arquitectos

Via Dezeen

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