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Landscaping gabion wall at Punta Cascatta

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Our gabions and MacTex® geotextiles provided a technically sound and aesthetically pleasant solution for the residential development in Puebla

Punta Cascatta is an ecofriendly residential development. Maccaferri worked closely with their architecture, landscaping and construction departments to create a retaining wall that would perfectly blend with such a natural green environment.

Punta Cascatta, is an ecofriendly residential development located in the city of Puebla. It occupies an area of 40 hectares where apartment towers, green areas, lakes, waterfalls and a clubhouse with a wide variety of amenities are being constructed.

The descending topography of an area adjacent to some sport courts, required the construction of a retaining structure to create terraces and gardens. Our engineering team made several visits, on-site tours and meetings with the various project areas to understand the client needs, based on topography, soil mechanics and architectural design.

Our solution for this project was to create a landscaping gabion wall, offering an aesthetically pleasing look as well as the required technical features of flexibility and permeability. Our MacTex® N non-woven geotextiles were placed on the entire backrest of the wall to prevent leakage of fine material.

To meet the high aesthetic standards required for this project, special care was taken in the fitting of the rockfill in the face of the wall. Moreover, the gabions were also adapted to create curves and corners, and the double-twisted mesh was cut and overlapped accordingly.

Gabions are increasingly used as an architectural element. A gabion wall can provide an intimate and reflective space, offering sound isolation, privacy and beauty.

There are many design options available to the landscape architect: these can be dividing walls in interiors or exteriors, with different widths and heights, with different rock types and colors, offering many advantages over other solutions; gabion structures can also be curved or deflected, as in this project.

For more information, you can download our case history.

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