In a city known for its social and urban dynamics, MAYER HASBANI designed a residential project that responds to the multiplicity required by the border metropolis. It is located at the head of a block that used to house the old Tijuana bullfighting ring, strategically positioned to provide the greatest privacy and the least possible urban noise. Thus, MAYER HASBANI designs two housing projects that are interwoven in the same structure; both projects have a different market approach where the functions are completely independent. Briefly, the plastics of each façade demonstrate the personality of each project; the north façade of the building houses the Adamant project, and the south façade contains Adamant Grand.
The distribution of the apartments in each block is by means of a corridor with a corridor of apartments, these converge in a central body where the elevators are housed; powerful H-shaped walls solidify the interior, allowing the slender bodies to be offset to free the visuals and delineate a delicate interspace. Tectonically, the two bodies are joined by a frame that rests on the 3-level parking podium above the pedestrian level.
From the main access, a slender plastic is defined that gives a particular duality to the volume that transforms its scale towards the rest of the neighborhood. The northern portion opens its façade on the 18th and 19th amenity floors to form a window that transforms into a terrace facing the city. The rest of the façade is composed of a set of solar protection meshes that separate the terraces and hide the position of the air conditioning units. On the other hand, the south façade has a larger wall surface due to its sunny condition.
Thus, a new composition of height arrives in Tijuana; with a plastic and functional reading characterized by a block modeling that goes beyond a simple extrusion. With detail, MAYER HASBANI manages to converge two buildings into one without losing an intelligent aesthetic that breaks with the one-dimensionality of the common facades.
Location: Tijuana, Baja California
Client: MILK LIFE INVESTMENTS
Area: 22,500 sqm
Writing date: 2017
Architect: Mayer Hasbani
Project Team: Alfredo Luganas, Alma Montiel, Diana Ramírez, Paola Lopez Solis, Rolando Gómez, Melanie Eugenio
Status: In construction
Construction: Milk Life Investments
Structure: Izquierdo y Asociados
Landscape: Ambiente Arquitectos
Facade: Un módulo
Lighting Design: Luz + Forma