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  7. Antara I Corporate Building / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

Antara I Corporate Building / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

  • 16:00 - 1 April, 2015
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
Antara I Corporate Building / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
Antara I Corporate Building / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, © Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera

© Paul Rivera © Paul Rivera © Paul Rivera © Paul Rivera + 29

  • Arquitectos

  • Location

    Avenida Ejército Nacional, Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Project Architect

    Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
  • Project Area

    157000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

  • Architecture Director

    Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
  • Project Director

    Jorge Isaías Guerrero
  • Design Manager

    Jose Luis Santillan
  • Engineering Coordinator

    Ing. Marcos Hernández Rodríguez e Ing. Héctor Ruiz Hernández
  • Media and Marketing

    Rosalba Rojas, Maria Luisa Guzmán
  • Design Team

    Abraham Tejeda, Armando Zárraga, Jesus Montaño C., Armando Canales, Daniel Hernández, Arturo Alcantara, Oscar Milla
  • Graphic Design

    NYC (Graphic Identity), Recisa (Signage)
  • Structures

    Grupo RIOBOO
  • Facade

    FAPRESA
  • Electrical

    H&B
  • HVAC

    IACSA
  • Building Services

    Innovative Designs
  • Plumbing

    GHA
  • Lighting

    Luz y Forma
  • Landscape

    Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, Jard. Rosalio Flores
  • Construction

    Gerencia Proyecto: G+A
  • Developer

    GIDI, Ignacio de Velasco (Director General), Alejandro Calvo (Subdirector)
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera

Text description provided by the architects. The urban regeneration that triggered the mixed use Antara development with its first phase (2006) was one of the most important actions in the northwestern part of Mexico City. It provoked a new urban condition completely changing the profile of the area, increasing its real estate value, re-densifying the area and boosting capital investment. Continuing with this same vision Antara develops the second phase of its master plan divided into two stages: (1) Antara I Corporate Building and (2) Antara II Corporate Building. They are next to each other, and are located in the northwestern part of the project.

© Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera

Antara I Corporate Building has a very direct architectural dialogue and an intimate relationship with the first phase. These similarities are reflected in the design of the environments, program, connections, materials, and structures. The layout of the floor plan of Antara I Corporate Building follows parallel and radial lines from the original plot of the first phase of Antara, so that even if the plans are rectangular, they have curved lines in their north and south facades.

© Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera

The design of the facade corresponds to and accentuates the interior function of the building. It is an interesting form of rectangular modules of different sizes, all oriented towards the same vanishing point and made with a design based on prefabricated elements. The vertical elements extend after the last level and wrap the empty space on the top floor extolling the verticality of the building. The different rhythms of these modules create a play of light and shadow that causes a feeling of greater depth and yield different effects depending on the time of day.

© Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera

The office program was designed in the simplest way possible given its function. The central core containing the services (bathrooms, vertical circulation) in both towers is at the center of the building with the intention of augmenting the extraordinary panoramic views of the city, providing office space to the front of the building at any point and the parallel intention of achieving very versatile and flexible open plans to accommodate different interior configurations.

Section
Section

A large square in front of the second phase was designed on Av. Miguel Cervantes Saavedra with fountains and gardens as main vehicle and pedestrian accesses. At this level there is a lobby with valet parking. The ground floor and basements are independent, irregularly shaped and are internally connected by a helical ramps for better performance.

© Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera

The construction of Antara I Corporate Building ended successfully in 2013. It was designed as an office space on 13 levels with the first two levels for commercial use. It has a circulation mezzanine, a facilities level on the roof and seven floors of parking plus one service floor underground (sewage treatment and water tanks). Its total height is 76.85 m, above the sidewalk. It has a floor area of 27,469 m2 for office space and 2,389 m2 of commercial areas plus service and terrace areas totaling 36.609 m2. The underground parking has 49.170 m2 of floor area for a total of 85.779 m2 of built floor area.

© Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera

The ground floor of Antara I Corporate Building contains the gallery that serves as access to offices, commercial premises and is connected to the mall. On the first level there are shops. On the second level is the Transfer floor and Office Control. Afterwards, the first 3 levels are adjacent to the service circulation of the mall and on the fourth level on the south facade, a cantilever over the roof of the fast food area of the first phase was designed.

© Paul Rivera
© Paul Rivera

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Cite: "Antara I Corporate Building / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos" [Corporativo Antara I / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos] 01 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/613902/antara-i-corporate-building-sordo-madaleno-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884