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In Progress: Amsterdam Tower / JSª

In Progress: Amsterdam Tower / JSª
Courtesy of JSª
Courtesy of JSª

Architect: JSª Location: Av. Insurgentes 301-303, Mexico City, Mexico Total Area: 132,504 sq ft Date of the project: 2011, In progress Photographer: Romeilia Hernandez

© Romelia Hernández © Romelia Hernández Courtesy of JSª Courtesy of JSª + 33

The idea behind this design for Amsterdam Tower in Mexico City, designed by JSª, is to build into the existing urban context along Insurgentes Avenue thereby adding to existing buildings and housing projects with programs of mixed use. JSª chose six adjacent plots to develop housing with public parking, shops and offices.

Courtesy of JSª
Courtesy of JSª

The building is divided into residential and commercial access.  The residential area is accessible along Colonia Condesa, while the commercial areas are accessible along Insurgentes Avenue.  This division allows for the housing units to retain private entrances that face a residential area and for commercial areas to face the busy public streets.

Courtesy of JSª
Courtesy of JSª

Amsterdam tower forms part of the mixed-use complex formed by two buildings toward Amsterdam Street and two buildings toward Insurgentes Avenue, with a common plaza in the middle. This combination allowed for the tower to be built to a height of 19 levels, making it the highest tower in this area on Insurgentes Avenue.  The apartments were designed taking maximum advantage of the orientation, with beautiful views to the south and to the Colonia Condesa.

Courtesy of JSª
Courtesy of JSª

Real Estate Development: JS ª: Javier Sánchez, Santiago Sánchez, Alvaro Becker, Fernando Valdivia Architecture: JS ª: Javier Sánchez, Aisha Ballesteros, Karen Cheirif, Francisco Martínez, Juan Manuel Soler, Irvine Torres, Juan Pablo Victal, Sofía Villareal, Romelia Hernández, Ingrid Ramos, Juan Reyes. Interior: JSª: Javier Sánchez, Leticia Serrano, Cecilia Solis, Karen Kimura Structure: JSª: Fernando Valdivia, Hector Margain, Sergio Barrios Installations: Fernando Frías, JPR Proyectos, Casa Multimedia Construction: JSª: Brunelleschi S.A DE C.V:  Fernando Valdivia, Sergio Mendoza, Héctor Ibarra Address Architectural Work: JSª: Ingrid Ramos, Karen Cheirif, Romelia Hernández Project Management: JSª: Julio Marcé, Romelia Hernández Renders: JSª: Yair Ugarte, Gerardo Fonseca Model: JSª – Edith Razo, Anayetzi Ruiz, Isabel Medina Levels: 19 Number of Units: 38 Automation of Apartments: Media

© Romelia Hernández
© Romelia Hernández

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Cite: Irina Vinnitskaya. "In Progress: Amsterdam Tower / JSª" 13 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/206175/in-progress-amsterdam-tower-js%25c2%25aa/> ISSN 0719-8884
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