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  5. Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
  6. 2012
  7. The Design of ARTZ Pedregal, a New Urban Center in Mexico City Designed by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

The Design of ARTZ Pedregal, a New Urban Center in Mexico City Designed by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

The Design of ARTZ Pedregal, a New Urban Center in Mexico City Designed by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
The Design of ARTZ Pedregal, a New Urban Center in Mexico City Designed by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, © Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render por Lighthouse 3D
© Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render por Lighthouse 3D

Note: This project was originally published in Spanish on ArchDaily on April 27, 2016. Due to the news of the project's partial collapse, we have translated the original post to provide more information in English. 

Currently underway in Mexico City, the project by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos inserts a new urban-scale project designed under environmental and social concepts to expand public spaces and the collective interaction in the south of the city. The volumetry of this mixed-use project that incorporates commercial developments, corporate towers and a large urban park.

"ARTZ is more than just a project, it is a space that improves the city and therefore the quality of life of its users," comments Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas, president of SMA.

More information about the project is available below. 

Sitio under construction. © Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, photos byr HH Fotografía © Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render por Lighthouse 3D Sitio under construction. © Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, photos byr HH Fotografía © Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render por Lighthouse 3D + 28

Sitio under construction. © Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, photos byr HH Fotografía
Sitio under construction. © Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, photos byr HH Fotografía

Text description provided by the architects and translated into English by ArchDaily.

In response to the current demand for quality spaces and constant urban growth, Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos introduces ARTZ Pedregal, a mixed-use project that promises to be the new icon in the heart of southern Mexico City. This project is within a completely urban landscape, on a site of 50,500 m2 and adjacent to very important road axes.

© Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render por Lighthouse 3D
© Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render por Lighthouse 3D

Following several analyses and given the understanding that there are few quality public spaces in the city, the central concept of ARTZ Pedregal is based on the creation of a large 5,000 m2 public park at the center of the project, created as a primordial space with abundant vegetation, organic walking paths, squares and water mirrors that produce a sense of isolation and tranquility in the outdoors.

© Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render por Lighthouse 3D
© Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render por Lighthouse 3D

Understanding this large park as a response to this need, the group is committed to generating open urban environments and social interaction typical of a street in a traditional city. The direct contact with nature allows the sun, wind and rain to fall without any obstacle into the central park.

Plan - Third Level
Plan - Third Level

On one side of the park, three office towers are connected via unifying volume of two levels called the "Office Park." At the opposite end is a fourth tower for corporate use.

© Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render por Lighthouse 3D
© Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render por Lighthouse 3D
© Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render por Lighthouse 3D
© Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render por Lighthouse 3D

The base of the corporate towers are integrated into the park, allowing the commercial development to extends on four levels with a wide range of restaurants, cinemas, services and commercial premises. An interior street is designed in the center of the project as a guiding element in order to optimize the flow of the different accesses and uses.

Plan of Road Improvements
Plan of Road Improvements

Given that the development sits on volcanic rock characteristic of the area, the forms of the project express tectonic geometries referring to the geological characteristics of the terrain. The volumes allude to strata of earth that are placed and aesthetically ordered to organize the different levels and uses of the architectural program.

Sitio under construction. © Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, photos byr HH Fotografía
Sitio under construction. © Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, photos byr HH Fotografía
Diagram
Diagram

The original perimeter of the property is surrounded by large trees that have been conserved, generating a vegetable mattress to isolate the noise and respect nature.

© Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render por Lighthouse 3D
© Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render por Lighthouse 3D
© Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render por Lighthouse 3D
© Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render por Lighthouse 3D

With the intention of improving the context and the area that surrounds it, the ARTZ Pedregal gives Mexico City a depressed tunnel on Anillo Periférico that will significantly improve the traffic flow creating more possibilities of access from the first and second floors from the Avenue. A perimeter street is also contemplated to be built to avoid obstructing the traffic of the surrounding avenues, to provide services to the different components of the project and to access the common parking of six underground levels. Finally, some roads will be widened to facilitate the mobility of its surroundings.

© Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render por Lighthouse 3D
© Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, render por Lighthouse 3D
  • Architects

  • Location

    Anillo Perif. Blvd. Adolfo Ruiz Cortines 3720, San Jerónimo Aculco, Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
  • Architectural Project

  • President of SMA

    Arq. Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
  • Director of Architecture at SMA

    Arq. Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
  • Project Director

    Arq. Andrés Cajiga
  • Design Manager

    Arq. Luis Hernández
  • Design Team

    Arq. Fernanda Roldán, Arq. Thelma Ruelas, Arq. Armando Ledesma, Arq. Marco Antonio Manríquez
  • Coordinator of Engineering

    Ing. Marcos Hernández
  • Engineering Team

    Ing. Héctor Ruiz
  • Construction Coordinator

    Ing. Gabriel Sánchez, Ing. Juan Pérez
  • Media and Marketing

    Arq. Rosalba Rojas, Arq. María Luisa Guzmán, Lic. Angélica Chávez, Arq. Jimena Orvañanos
  • Structural Engineer

    Grupo RIOBOO
  • Electric Engineer

    PYSEE Proyectos y Suministros de Ingeniería Eléctrica S.A. de C.V.
  • A/C Engineer

    De Buen y Asociados
  • Systems and Special Installations Engineer

    Innovative Designs
  • Hydrosanitary Engineer

    Diseños de Sistemas Hidrodinánicos
  • Illuminator Consultant

    Ideas en Luz
  • A/V Consultant

    Innovative Designs
  • Landscape Consultant

    Gabayet Paisajistas Plántica
  • Security Consultant

    Innovative Designs
  • Construction

    SMC
  • Renders

    Lighthouse 3D
  • Certification

    Leed Gold
  • Area

    390081.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Images

    Courtesy of Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

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Cite: Cruz, Daniela. "The Design of ARTZ Pedregal, a New Urban Center in Mexico City Designed by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos" [ARTZ Pedregal, un nuevo centro urbano al sur de Ciudad de México diseñado por Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos] 12 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintal, Becky) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/898165/the-design-of-artz-pedregal-a-new-urban-center-in-mexico-city-designed-by-sordo-madaleno-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884