rojkind arquitectos: R432
 
rojkind arquitectos: R432
jul 06, 2010

rojkind arquitectos: R432

‘R432’ by rojkind arquitectos image by dbox

construction will soon begin on rojkind arquitectos R432 project on reforma avenue, it has been one of mexico city’s main avenues since the second half of the 19th century, and is one of the most important avenues and city hallmarks due to its symbolic value and urban quality.

R432, has achieved the best construction conditions for its type of building. it is a project that embraces its urban condition. the building opens up to the street, and the street, fully guaranteeing safety, comfort and privacy enters into the building.

rojkind arquitectos: R432 early evening view image by dbox

by uniting 12 lots of land we have a single lot stretching from reforma avenue, to tokio street, opening up the possibility of turning manchester street into a pedestrian walkway, giving the side facade a singular urban quality.

rojkind arquitectos: R432 plaza view image by dbox

of the 52 floors of R432, the first 3 are reserved for commerce and luxurious restaurants, offering their services to the occupants living on the higher levels of the tower while connecting them with the city, rich with experiences of an urban environment. in total, five floors will be dedicated for parking and 35 for housing. there will also be floors dedicated to technical operations as well as recreation and entertainment of the inhabitants, including a gym, play area, swimming pool, massage area and jogging track.

rojkind arquitectos: R432 terrace view image by dbox

the top 9 levels of the tower will host the buddha bar hotel, enriching the lifestyle of the tower’s inhabitants.

rojkind arquitectos: R432 day view image courtesy rojkind arquitectos

the skyscraper doesn’t just multiply the base area by its number of floors; it also intensifies the potential for the use of the building. the greatest challenge is not just to pile one floor on top of the other, but rather to imply them with one another, or better yet, to complicate them into each other.

rojkind arquitectos: R432 view from below image courtesy rojkind arquitectos

the tower is divided into blocks or zones, that are identified by a theme or rather by an ambiance based on gaston bachelard’s imagination of matter; each of them implying colors, textures, smells and sounds. starting from the ground up; earth, stone, metal, crystal, water, rain, seeds, plants, and fire.

rojkind arquitectos: R432 view from above image courtesy rojkind arquitectos

starting from the basic 70 square meter unit that is generated by the structure of the tower, the housing elements can be made by combining two, three or more of these units; horizontally, vertically or in a combination of both, allowing for different spatial and functional configurations.

rojkind arquitectos: R432 day view image courtesy rojkind arquitectos

rojkind arquitectos: R432 night view image courtesy rojkind arquitectos

rojkind arquitectos: R432 interior image courtesy rojkind arquitectos

rojkind arquitectos: R432 interior image courtesy rojkind arquitectos

rojkind arquitectos: R432 interior image courtesy rojkind arquitectos

rojkind arquitectos: R432 program diagram image courtesy rojkind arquitectos

rojkind arquitectos: R432 section diagram image courtesy rojkind arquitectos rojkind arquitectos: R432rojkind arquitectos: R432

rojkind arquitectos: R432 ground floor plan image courtesy rojkind arquitectos

rojkind arquitectos: R432 floor plan image courtesy rojkind arquitectos

rojkind arquitectos: R432 floor plan image courtesy rojkind arquitectos

project credits: grupo elipse: arq. edgar vázquez architectural project: rojkind arquitectos michel rojkind (design principal) gerardo salinas (principal) project team: agustín pereyra, beatriz díaz, octavio traveseras, andrea león, tere levy, julio acosta, fanny soulard , yasser salomon, carlos alberto ríos, isaac smeke, rodrigo gonzález, monique rojkind. 3d massing consultants: dieguez fridman (axel fridman) structure engineering: ctc ingenieros civiles sc renders: dbox © and rojkind arquitectos © m.e.p.: honeywell acoustic: saad acústica landscape: entorno taller de paisaje graphic design: ernesto moncada content editing: alejandro hernández photography: guido torres

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