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Mistral Tower

Mexico City, 2013

BEST HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE CENTRAL SOUTH AMERICA
The International Property Awards

BEST HIGH-RISE ARCHITECTURE MEXICO
The International Property Awards

One of the most important factors in the project was the redesign of both towers—Siroco and Mistral—on top of an already-existing structure. All the foundation piles—thirty to seventy meters deep—and the first three basements were built by the first developer, who sold the project and the property to Némesis Capital.

ORIGINAL PROJECT: The client’s requirements were: to create an iconic building, with as much profitable space as possible and with more attractive facilities for the users. In order to satisfy the client’s needs, we propose to modify the original plan for the next reasons: poor image, inefficient parking areas and cicurculation spaces, inefficient and low-quality spatial arrangements in units and public areas, and absence of principles of sustainable design.

THE NEW PROJECT’S OBJECTIVES: Reconceptualization of the new project as an architectural program; creation of an iconic building for the area; integration and interaction with the city through the commercial space located on the ground floor; sustainability.

CONCEPT: The concept for Mistral is the horizontal displacement of every floor, comprised of thirty-four boxes stacked against each other. The final concept was the result of different ideas during the design process. Along with the client, we chose the last concept for its clarity, simplicity, strength and rationality, giving the city an innovative and iconic building with an original image.   

Area

28,630 sqm

Type

Collective housing
Tower
Competition

Client

Private

Status

Under Construction

Project Scope

Conceptual design, architectural project, architectural supervision

Authors

Julio Gaeta / Luby Springall

Collaborators

Liliana Ramirez, Brenda Ceja, Guillermo Ramirez, Edgar Martínez, Carlos Verón, Christian Ortega, Daniela Dávila, Miguel Márquez, Jorge Torres, Rafael Álvarez, Berenice Solis, Sebastián Ibarra.Liliana Ramírez, Carlos Verón, Christian Ortega, Aldo Urban,Daniela Dávila, Miguel Márquez, Jorge Torres, Rafael Álvarez, Barenice Solis, Sebastián Ibarra. Consultores: Héctor Margain, Gustavo Avilés. Fotografía: Christian Ortega, José Castillo, Marina Ruiz.

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