Monday, 26 May 2014

Skyscraper in Mexico City


The project tries to solve the problem of DENSITY in the centre of Mexico City, one of the most populated cities in the world. Its urban planning doesn't allow the city to keep growing up, so a  'RE-DENSIFICATION' of the city centre is proposed. The proposal is located into Insurgentes Avenue, near its intersection with Reforma Avenue.





The project wants to dissociate itself from the present trend of modern architecture that, plunged into 'age of the icon', sometimes forgets its commitment to the city. The proposal is like a lightweight 'tapestry': porous and full of reflections, allowing natural ventilation and a double aspect. ¿orientation? of the entire program.



The skyscraper programme is mostly about housing, but there are also three floors of offices, a public garden and a solarium. The horizontal program is composed by a market, a social center and some rent offices. The skyscraper has four communication cores for housing and two independent ones for offices. In addition, there is an escalator that connects the street with a public garden on the 7th floor.







The building comprises two structural systems; a 33-storey steel frame with rigid connections and four cores made of steel and reinforced concrete to stabilize it against horizontal loads. It´s very important The steel bracing to the 33rd is very important. The structure and façade are built from pre-fabricated metal parts which are bolted together on site. The project uses repetition to great effect. The project has four ¿technical? service floors distributed equally in height located on the same floor/level of the building where facilities the building services are located.



 

Adrián Manuel Martínez Muñoz

The project tries to solve a "DENSITY" problem in the center town of Mexico City. Mexico City is one of the most populated cities in the world. Its urban planning doesn´t allow the city to keep growing up, so it is proposed a  "RE-DENSIFICATION" of the city center. The proposal is located into Insurgentes Avenue, near intersection with Reforma Avenue.


The project wants to dissociate itself from the present trend of modern architecture that, plunged into “age of the icon”, sometimes forgets its commitment with the city. The proposal is like a lightweight, porous and full of reflections “tapestry”, allowing natural ventilation and a double orientation of the entire program.

The skyscraper program is mostly about housing, but there are also three floors of offices, a public garden and a solarium. The horizontal program is composed by a market, a social center and some rent offices. The skyscraper has four communication cores for housing and two independent for offices. In addition, there is an escalator that connects the street with a public garden in 7th floor.

The building comprises two structural systems; a 33-story steel frame with rigid connections and four cores made of steel and reinforced concrete to stabilize it against horizontal loads. It´s very important the steel bracing to the 33rd. The structure and façade is built from pre-fabricated metal parts which are bolted together on site. The project use repetition to create a great effect. The project has four technical floors distribute equally in height where facilities are located.





1 comment:

  1. Adrián, this is an interesting proposal, and one that seems important, not only in Mexico but in cities across the world. I think you've described the project well.

    Perhaps thinking about congrexpo 'a ... below, a ... above and a .... on top' which would have been a good way to descibe the 'stacked programme'. It would also then correspond with the diagrammatic section which is a useful image.

    I like the model and the way you use 'like', 'like a tapestry' it's powerful. Well done.

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