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Zaha Hadid Unveils Community-Oriented Housing Project In Monterrey

Zaha Hadid Architects have unveiled their first project in Mexico, a residential development in Monterrey. The country's third-largest city, Monterrey is a rapidly growing and increasingly important manufacturing and technology center. The project, named "Esfera City Center," is located to the southeast of Monterrey in the Huajuco Canyon, where it will provide crucial homes in a rapidly expanding part of the city.

Consisting of 981 units from single-person lofts to four-bedroom apartments totaling 137,000 square meters, the design rejects the original brief from the client which called for 12 residential towers, instead opting for a series of long, low-rise blocks which surround a public park, bringing a community focus to the design.

More images and information about the Esfera City Center project after the break.

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Box House / S-AR stación-ARquitectura + Comunidad Vivex

  • Architects: S-AR stación-ARquitectura, Comunidad Vivex
  • Location: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Project Team: César Guerrero, Ana Cecilia Garza, Carlos Flores, María Sevilla
  • Collaborators: Alejandra Rivero, Silvia Rodríguez, Berenice Reyna
  • Project Area: 110.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Alejandro Cartagena

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Go House / Agustin Landa Ruiloba

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Magma Towers / GLR arquitectos

  • Architects: GLR arquitectos
  • Location: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Architect In Charge: Gilberto L. Rodríguez
  • Area: 38450.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Jorge Taboada

© Jorge Taboada © Jorge Taboada © Jorge Taboada © Jorge Taboada

Ming House / LGZ Taller de Arquitectura

  • Architects: LGZ Taller de Arquitectura
  • Location: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Architect In Charge: Lena de la Torre, Oscar Fdo. Mendoza L
  • Area: 257.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Jorge Taboada

© Jorge Taboada © Jorge Taboada © Jorge Taboada © Jorge Taboada

Brisas House / Garza Camisay arquitectos

  • Architects: Garza Camisay arquitectos
  • Location: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Project Architects: Edna Garza, Darío Camisay
  • Project Area: 170.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photography: Adrian Llaguno

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Via Cordillera / JSª + DMG Architects

  • Architects: JSª + DMG Arquitectos
  • Location: Poniente, Residencial Las Puentes, 66460 Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Design Team: Javier Sánchez, Miguel de la Torre, Milton Duran, Sofia Villarreal, Rodrigo Márquez, Tomas Díaz
  • Engineering: JSA
  • Client: Desarrollos Delta
  • Area: 11075 sqm
  • Year: 2013
  • Photography: Rafael Gamo, Cortesia de JSª + DMG Arquitectos

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo

Cumbres House / T SIETE - Taller de Arquitectura

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CH House / GLR Arquitectos

  • Architects: GLR Arquitectos
  • Location: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Architect In Charge: Gilberto L. Rodríguez
  • Collaborators: Emmanuel Soto, Pamela Díaz de León, Rafael Návar, Oscar O´Farril, Priscila López, Tonatiuh Aguilar
  • Area: 850.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Jorge Taboada

© Jorge Taboada © Jorge Taboada © Jorge Taboada © Jorge Taboada

Casa Valle Encantado / H+LA

  • Architect Office: H+LA
  • Location: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Building: FM Arquitectura
  • Area: 481.0 sqm
  • Year: 2012
  • Photography: Jorge Taboada

© Jorge Taboada © Jorge Taboada © Jorge Taboada © Jorge Taboada

Metalsa / Brooks + Scarpa Architects

  • Architects: Brooks + Scarpa Architects
  • Location: Monterrey IT Cluster, Parque de Investigación e Innovación Tecnológica, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Area: 55000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects

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CONARTE / Anagrama

  • Architects: Anagrama
  • Location: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Client : Conarte
  • Area: 1025.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Caroga

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Valle Alto Ecological High School / Bernardo Hinojosa

  • Architects: Bernardo Hinojosa Rodríguez, María Aurora Delgado González, Alejandro Ibarra Aragón
  • Location: Valle Alto, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Collaborators: Manuel Arroyo, Lilia Ortiz de Montellano Valdez, Carlos Estrada Zubia
  • Project Area: 1723.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photography: Francisco Lubbert

© Francisco Lubbert © Francisco Lubbert © Francisco Lubbert © Francisco Lubbert

Red House / Dear Architects

  • Architect Office: Dear Architects
  • Location: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Team: Margarita Flores, Rubén Octavio Sepúlveda Chapa, Abel Salazar
  • Collaborators: Lorena Darquea, Ana Paulina Reyes, Cinthia Cavazos, Jorge Jiménez
  • Engineering: PLIESA
  • Area: 420.0 sqm
  • Year: 2011
  • Photography: Courtesy of Dear Architects

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O Dos Vasconcelos – Hotel Habita Monterrey / Landa Arquitectos

© Javier Orozco
© Javier Orozco
  • Architects: Landa Arquitectos
  • Location: San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León, Mexico
  • Architect In Charge: Agustín Landa Vertiz
  • Collaborators: Roberto Garcia, Rolando Martinez, Cecilia Dominguez, Edna Garza, Enrique Yañez, Claudia Carreno, Jorge Corcuera
  • Area: 40,000 sqm
  • Proyect Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Javier Orozco

© Javier Orozco © Javier Orozco © Javier Orozco © Javier Orozco

S-AR Workshop / S-AR stacion-ARquitectura

  • Architects: S-AR stacion-ARquitectura
  • Location: Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
  • Project Team: César Augusto Guerrero Rodríguez, Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal, María Sevilla Gómez, Carlos Raúl Flores Leal
  • Client: S-AR
  • Area: 100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal 

© Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal  © Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal  © Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal  © Ana Cecilia Garza Villarreal 

Palapa / GH+A | Guillermo Hevia

  • Architects: GH+A | Guillermo Hevia
  • Location: Monterrey, Mexico
  • Architects: GH+A | Guillermo Hevia
  • Project Team: Tomás Villalón, Francisco Carrión, Guillermo Hevia García, Marcela Suazo
  • Client: Grupo KALOS
  • Contractor: Grupo KALOS
  • Area: 450.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Guillermo Hevia H.

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Research and Technology Innovation Park / Brooks + Scarpa

Courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa
Courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa

The Research and Technology Innovation Park, designed by Brooks + Scarpa, will be Mexico’s first new construction LEED Platinum building.  The site is located in Monterrey near the airport and adjoins a natural habitat. The program includes labs, offices, testing facilities, and warehouse spaces and will be constructed in two phases. More on the project after the break. Architects: Brooks + Scarpa Location of Project: Monterrey, Mexico Total Area: Phase I_ +/- 500 sqm of Offices, +/-1000 sqm of Warehouse, Phase II_ +/-500 sqm of Offices, +/-3000 sqm of Warehouse

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