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2019 WAN Awards: Glorieta Insurgentes Tower - CIMET Arquitectos

Copy taken from entry 2019
28 Jun 2019

Glorieta Insurgentes Tower - CIMET Arquitectos is an entry in the Commercial category at the 2019 World Architecture News Awards.

The Glorieta Insurgentes Tower stands as a landmark in Mexico City with an elegant and timeless design, which articulates Chapultepec Avenue with the Insurgentes Roundabout taking its semicircular shape to develop an office building of 26 levels, 120 m height. The Tower has direct access to the plaza through a new pedestrian path underground, encouraging the use of public transport in a city where movement is a major issue.

The conception of the project includes comfort, functionality, sustainability and energy efficiency with LEED Platinum Certification, transit oriented development with TOD Standard Silver Certification, seismic resilience, construction quality and ease of maintenance.

The office slabs offer wide comfortable spaces that are surrounded by a double layer efficiency low-e glass curtain wall allowing natural light. In the 8th and 10th floor there are vegetated roof gardens representing 20% of the plot area.

 The Tower is a Smart Building with 57.9% in energy savings and up to 100% water savings during rainy season, due to a combination of design strategies & technologies which include: totally automated lighting & shading system with occupancy sensing, daylight harvesting; efficient façade design with thermal gain blockage; air conditioning with a cost effective VRF System; roof solar panels producing approximately 50% of common space; total water treatment including harvested rainwater & wastewater; a Building Management System to control access, fire detection, water treatment plants, making it a building with optimal operation with zero over cost; one of the few Mexico’s most sustainable and energy efficient High Rise.

To see more amazing entries from this year’s WAN Awards please click here.

 

Key Facts

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Commercial
2019 Entry
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