'periférico 2008' housing tower promotes sustainability in mexico's famous neighborhood

'periférico 2008' housing tower promotes sustainability in mexico's famous neighborhood

brag arquitectos shape 34-level ‘green’ tower in San Angel

 

BRAG arquitectos propose a sustainable housing solution in the form of the residential tower ‘Periférico 2008’ in Mexico City. The multi-unit building is located in the heart of the San Angel neighborhood, known as the ‘original town’ due to its rich architectural history. The high-rise volumetric solution stands out shaping a vertical garden with a total of 34 levels. 184 apartments are distributed upright and up to 4.500 sqm of the construction are covered by green areas and open terraces. The housing tower, also, provides common zones such as a swimming channel, a gym, a library, an open-air pool, and more. 

'periférico 2008' housing tower promotes sustainable living in mexico's famous neighborhood
images by Felix Fernández unless stated otherwise

 

 

double-wall shell structure saves rainwater and natural light

 

The design team worked around resolving important issues including noise and air pollution of the bustling avenue.

Natural lighting and ventilation were provided through the insulated windows added to the perimetrical ‘double-wall’ shell of the facades. The construction achieves avoiding thermal gains and dissipating noise. Approximately 2.000 sqm of the surface were allocated to catch rainwater, saving up to an average of 5.000 L of water per day in the rainy season.

'periférico 2008' housing tower promotes sustainable living in mexico's famous neighborhood
‘periférico 2008’ multi-unit building is located in the heart of the san angel neighborhood

'periférico 2008' housing tower promotes sustainable living in mexico's famous neighborhood
the tower’s surface is allocated to catch up to 5.000 L of rainwater per day

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'periférico 2008' housing tower promotes sustainable living in mexico's famous neighborhood
the tower distributes 184 apartment units in 34 levels | image by Onnis Luque

'periférico 2008' housing tower promotes sustainability in mexico's famous neighborhood
the high-rise volumetric solution stands out in the san angel neighborhood

'periférico 2008' housing tower promotes sustainability in mexico's famous neighborhood
50% of the building’s area is covered in open ‘green’ zones | image by Onnis Luque

'periférico 2008' housing tower promotes sustainability in mexico's famous neighborhood
natural lighting and ventilation are provided through the ‘double-wall’ shell of the facades | image by Onnis Luque

'periférico 2008' housing tower promotes sustainability in mexico's famous neighborhood
the high-rise building accommodates multiple housing units and common areas | image by Onnis Luque

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project info:

 

name: Periférico 2008
designers: BRAG arquitectos@brag.arquitectos

lead architects: Santiago Morales Broc – Cristian Aguilar Gutierrez

design team: Carlos Garcia, Miguel Ramirez, Rubén Mendoza, Fernando Carnalla, Adrian Pájaro

landscape design: Kees Van Rooij – KVR Arquitectura de Paisaje

lighting design: Gustavo Aviles – LIGHTEAM

location: Mexico, North America

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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