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Polanco Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico

Monday 08 Nov 2010

Mexican magic

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Designs for a striking new hotel in Mexico City 

In this outstanding location for a residential project, the architects had the opportunity to develop a mixed-use complex that includes a shopping mall, offices, apartments, a theater, and two new museums in the north-western part of the city. This new complex is part of the renovation of an industrial zone. In order to consolidate its centre, LAR created a new master plan with another new building that includes apartments and a hotel in order to create a new destination in the city.

This new building's sections are organised along a vertebral spine that provides structural rigidity where all vertical services are located. The building tries to maximise the extraordinary location and makes the most of the privileged views of the cultural centre in the southern orientation. It also grants a new dynamism to the centre's educational and artistic elements. Participating in a subtle dialogue, the organic plan strengthens the identity of both the Jumex Museum and the theater in the middle of the plaza. The asymmetrical plan is consolidated with a continuous window façade that can open completely, allowing efficient cross-ventilation, minimising inner energy consumption, and reducing the use of artificial energy in the architecture.

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