BP Tower / Cadaval & Sola-Morales

Curated by Clara Ott
APARTMENTS • MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Architects : Cadaval & Solà-Morales
Area : 10500 m²
Year : 2019
Photographs : Sandra Pereznieto, Paul Citron
Lead Architects : Eduardo Cadaval & Clara Solà-Morales
Client : Marhnos Habitat
Structural Engineering : Alonso y Asociados
Collaborators : Eduardo Alegre, Alberto García Garrido, Tereza Díaz, Lara Alcaina Pozo, Othmane Laraki, Angie Oteiza, Berta Marti, Adria Matarranz. Gala Nuñez, Joan Gallego, Miguel Angel Carrasco, Helena Sanjuan, Hugo Martínez
City : Mexico City
Country : Mexico

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Textual content description offered by the architects. The towers and the patio The Building is positioned in Polanco, one of many facilities of biggest city depth in Mexico City. It consists of three impartial towers which might be articulated to generate a central patio that enables the development of a group area that constitutes the identification of the complicated and is certified by its pleasant proportions for the dimensions of the building. The patio permits all items to have a double orientation, and subsequently the ensures cross air flow of the residences, and with it, the potential for thermal management with passive methods.

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The building was born from the will to be a undertaking open to the town. Producing the utmost variety of linear meters of façade, and making an attempt to make sure that they’ve the absolute best orientation to ensure the absolute best thermal and light-weight contribution to every one of many departments. On the identical time, the desire to outline an environment friendly and financial building system, based mostly on the definition of dimensions that keep away from giant gaps and subsequently structural value overruns. Every of the 10 crops of the undertaking has four departments; Together with two residences that take pleasure in a non-public patio on the bottom flooring, the undertaking has a complete of 40 items. The residences are distributed across the central patio, completely consolidating its north facade, and opening to the south. The placement of two vertical cores, as environment friendly of their operation as attainable, act as a hinge between the departments.

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Apartments: The design of the apartments seeks the development of the standard of every of the areas of that integrates them based mostly on their spatial, gentle and consider qualities and never on the finishes. Thus, the residences are designed to make the general public areas of the house as clear and open as attainable. The distribution of the departments is designed to pay attention the downspouts and air flow at particular factors, in an effort to grant most flexibility to future alterations to the distribution. Lastly, the undertaking seeks to maximise the distribution of the items, and makes use of the extra public areas within the residences as distributors, thus avoiding the existence of corridors.

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Roof Garden and Collective Areas: The roof has an enormous pergola that unifies the expertise of the terrace and shade the world. Completely different areas are proposed, characterised by small provisions for the entire. Thus there may be an space for barbecue grills and an space with tables. The vegetation foreseen on the roof goals so as to add high quality and luxury to the terrace. The patio is a catalyst of sunshine, warmth and views for all of the residences, however it’s also the center of the undertaking: what’s going to construct the identification of the place.This central zone has an extension of vegetation and timber; Being a non-public and inside space, remoted from the road, it may be a relaxation and play space for youngsters, in addition to a small lung for the entire complicated. The gymnasium and a small relaxation or reception space open onto this central area, which is projected as an space of vegetation and colour that additionally serves as a connection to the entry space of the building.