Torre Cube Guadalajara, Mexico Tower Building, Project, Photo, News, Design, Image
Torre Cube Guadalajara
Mexican Skyscraper Development design by Estudio Carme Pinós, architects
27 Apr 2014 – new larger photos of this building added to this page
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Design: Estudio Carme Pinós
In this building Estudio Carme Pinós architects wanted to create well-ventilated offices with natural light and taking advantage of the mild weather of Guadalajara, the design even makes air-conditioning unnecessary.
The client wished for a singular structure because the site is located in a dense office district.
The area was fixed at 4,800 square meters, but the height of the building was left to us. Estudio Carme Pinós decided on a high-rise building developed from three central concrete cores, which contain all the facilities and vertical circulation.
These cores work as columns and are the only structural support for the building. Great cantilevered beams of various dimensions support post-stressed, column-free slabs. Thus both, office modules and the parking area, are free from obstacles.
The center of the building – the area between the three cores – is an open space illuminated laterally by eliminating three floors of the office modules on each side. These large gaps become “windows” for the central space and allow the free circulation of air.
Externally, a skin of lattices with sliding panels becomes a sort of screen.
Cube Tower Guadalajara – Building Information
Project’s name: Torre Cube, Puerta de Hierro
Location: Av. Puerta de Hierro s/n, Guadalajara, México
Client: Cube Internacional
Basic Design Project: 2002
Detail Design Project: 2003
Start of Construction: 2003
End of Construction: 2005
Building: 7.000 m2
Parking: 10.000 m2
Final Cost: 10.000.000 $
Main Architect: Carme Pinós Desplat
Collaborator architects: Juan Antonio Andreu, Samuel Arriola, Frederic Jordan, Cesar Vergés, Agustín Pérez Torres, Holger Hennefarth, Caroline Lambrech
Structure: Luis Bozzo
Quantity Surveyor: Anteus
Construction Company: Anteus
Photographs: Duccio Malagamba, Lourdes Grobet, Estudio Carme Pinós
Cube Tower Guadalajara imgaes / information from Estudio Carme Pinós, 15 Jun 2005
Location: Av. Puerta de Hierro s/n, Guadalajara, México, North America
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