At the edge of Mexico City´s west area, a lot —on the brink of a very well located light industrial area— is recycled into a mixed used building formed by 2 housing towers and one for offices, with a retail space on the ground floor. Three concrete towers joined on the amenities base through a grand corridor that maximizes the views towards the garden (which is the parking´s roof top) and a 7 hectares park.

The project was conceptualized as an apparent concrete exostructure that exploits the views towards the park and organizes its interiors with different uses to receive a community that will keep the complex alive all the time. The high sustainability standards used in all the spaces and services stand out, such as the incorporation of the first photovoltaic façade in the offices tower.

Is an array of two buildings with independent programme, the first building is an office tower and second two housing towers, all with excellent views and south orientation, as well as a privileged location for its access and communication routes.

Torres Bioparque / Offices Building: is a project developed in 16 levels that include beside the office spaces, commercial premises, roof garden and a grand exterior plaza that works as motor lobby and access for the two towers. The sun cutters with 320 solar panels integrated into the structure to achieve the highest energetic efficiency stand out.

Torres Bioparque / Housing Building: is a residential project that contemplates 93 apartments in 21 levels; the first 3 are common areas for both buildings. The programme includes playroom, cinema theater, library, events hall, gym, a large garden with barbecue area, running track, playground and outdoors exercise areas.

The project presents an alternative for the area and creates a development that integrates a community in a surrounding that motivates a harmonious cohabitation within all the spaces and common areas of these towers with different programme and users that result in an architecture with activity at all times.

  • Architect: Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos

Posted by Juan Pablo Serrano

Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos reaches 25 years developing architectural spaces where quality is achieved by the proper use of materials and light as creative elements. Being space their raw material, architects Juan Pablo Serrano Orozco and Rafael Monjaraz Fuentes, demonstrate their capability and performance in all architecture fields always supported by interdisciplinary teams. Their structure and professionalism has given them the opportunity to work in partnership with important firms as well as with national and international architects. They have been invited to national and international competitions and they actively participate in the formation and diffusion of architectural work. Architecture signifies their way to collaborate in the development of a better urban context because the correct design of spaces is the only way to create better cities. Their experience has been strengthened by the constant search of the perfect combination between form and structure. For them community is the backbone of the cities and buildings, in which settlers spend their day to day, these are the elements that help them contribute with spaces designed to improve the quality of life of their inhabitants. They have had the opportunity to design, direct and execute residential projects, restaurants, hotels, cultural centers and housing developments. The sensibility that they bring into their projects is the decanting of everything that they learn in their professional and personal activities. Light, materials and technology are combined in a perfect balance to create the living space around the inhabitant. Their awareness regarding the ecological balance and nature has been present in their projects since their inception and they consider that sustainability is not a trend but the only way to make architecture. They are members of the Green Building Council Chapter Mexico, to strengthen their contribution in the architectural scene designing buildings that have the highest energy performance standards. They have participated with their projects in various exhibitions in major countries like Mexico, United States, France, Singapore, Italy, Argentina, Ecuador, Sri Lanka, China, Australia, Greece and Spain, as well as in interviews and in various national and international magazines. They have received numerous awards and distinctions both in Mexico and abroad.

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