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  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Mixed Use Architecture
  4. Guatemala
  6. 2013
  7. TerraEsperanza / LEGORRETA + LEGORRETA


  • 01:00 - 5 December, 2014
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
TerraEsperanza / LEGORRETA + LEGORRETA, © Ange Bourda
© Ange Bourda

© Ange Bourda © Ange Bourda © Ange Bourda © Ange Bourda + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Architects in Charge

    Víctor Legorreta, Miguel Almaraz, Adriana Ciklik, Carlos Vargas, Miguel Alatriste
  • Associated Architect

    Edificios Verdes de México
  • Project Area

    12800.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. The Terra Esperanza mixed use project is located in Guatemala and will house businesses, offices and homes located on rectangular site with an area of 1,600 m2.

© Ange Bourda
© Ange Bourda

The architectural design seeks to reintegrate the human scale by setting back the building boundaries, giving the project an access plaza covered by the higher levels and providing pedestrian access only through a portico entrance that serves as a structural support for the building.

© Ange Bourda
© Ange Bourda

The design of the volume and the combination of materials for facades, volcanic stone on the base and brick in the upper volume, give the building a sense of two overlapping bodies, in turn generating areas for terraces and gardens on the ground floor, which together with two upper levels located in different parts of the building, offer users spaces for recreation and contemplation.

© Ange Bourda
© Ange Bourda

El diseño de la volumetría y la combinación de materiales en fachadas, piedra volcánica en su base y ladrillo en el volumen superior, dan al edificio la sensación de 2 cuerpos sobrepuestos, generando a su vez áreas de terrazas y jardines en Planta Baja, que junto con dos niveles superiores ubicados en diferentes partes del edificio, ofrecen a los usuarios espacios de esparcimiento y contemplación.

Typical Plan
Typical Plan

Additionally, the project has LEED Gold certification in the Core & Shell category, through the implementation of different technologies and design elements.

© Ange Bourda
© Ange Bourda

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Cite: "TerraEsperanza / LEGORRETA + LEGORRETA" [TerraEsperanza / LEGORRETA + LEGORRETA] 05 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884