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“Cube 2” Office Tower / Estudio Carme Pinós

“Cube 2” Office Tower / Estudio Carme Pinós

© Jordi Bernadó © Jordi Bernadó © Jordi Bernadó © Jordi Bernadó + 30

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  14800
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014
  • Photographs Photographs:  Jordi Bernadó
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Kone, Anteus Constructora, Apasco, Formas Ligeras, Gruco, Hunter Douglas, Impermeabilización, Mutante Blink, Paisajismo Navarro, Soporte Térmico, Tecomega
  • Collaborator Architects:Cristóbal Martínez, Holger Hennefarth
  • Construction Management Contributor ::Salvador Macias, Diego Quirarte
  • Collaborators:Paula Poveda, Jose Carlos Castro Barros,
  • Structure:Luis Bozzo
  • Measurements And Budget ::Anteus
  • Maqueta::MyP Maquetas
  • Infografía::Daniel Cano
  • Constructor:Anteus
  • Author Architect :Carme Pinós
  • Architect In Charge:Juan Antonio Andreu
  • City:Zapopan
  • Country:Mexico
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© Jordi Bernadó
© Jordi Bernadó

Text description provided by the architects. It can’t be denied that a tower has always a will of singularity and that its sculptural value is its most precious asset.

Twelfth Floor
Twelfth Floor

Site PlanNorth ElevationBasement Floor PlanSection A+ 30

In this case, we don’t want to disconnect this sculptural value from its structural expression; we believe that any balancing act which its way of working is easily understood, responding to a carefully measured calculation, will reflect a tension that is, at the same time, harmony.

© Jordi Bernadó
© Jordi Bernadó

The building is really close to two towers very similar in height, so we try to make it stand out by inclining it towards the main street, this balancing gesture is the expression of our project.

Section B
Section B

We start from a parallelepiped shape, two sets of concrete bulkheads form an acute angle and divide the building into 2 triangles freed from interior columns.

© Jordi Bernadó
© Jordi Bernadó

These bulkheads are the main structural element. An inclined girder dismounts the façade columns on ground level in order to make the entrance to the building. This girder’s geometry gives the tilting for the façade’s “brise-soleil”, seeking with this inclination an image of slenderness.

Model 2
Model 2

Our formal expression is following these balancing games, which are a result of tilting the tower forward and creating a façade with lines non parallel to the ground.

© Jordi Bernadó
© Jordi Bernadó

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Address:Paseo Royal Country 4596, 45136 Zapopan, Jal., Mexico

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Cite: "“Cube 2” Office Tower / Estudio Carme Pinós" 05 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/627450/cube-2-office-tower-estudio-carme-pinos> ISSN 0719-8884
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