The city of Monterrey, like other large cities around the world, has begun to implement a program to expand downtown’s first square of the city. Located on Félix U. Gómez Avenue, and aligned to this initiative, MAYER HASBANI designs a mixed-use project which converges in front of the last section of Fundidora Park.

Thus, through a layout that describes the asymmetrical polygonal shape of the terrain and its capacity to accommodate different scales, a triad of semi-triangular volumes rise up with views of the Sierra Madre and the Fundidora Park; thanks to the intelligent placement, the volumes generate openings of at least 120º between each tower, eliminating the visual blockage between them.

The base of the complex comprises the parking lot with access at sidewalk level and separate accesses for the public and residential programs. The parking levels disappear from the pedestrian’s view by accommodating the commercial plaza as an active façade that allows for activity throughout the day. Inside the complex, the roof of the last parking level becomes a green space and amenities for the enjoyment and recreation of the inhabitants; responding to the scale of the towers, this space becomes an elevated first floor.

According to the open orientation of the location, the walls of the towers are fundamentally tiered to mitigate the sunlight, while the facades of the residential towers have a lattice for solar control, thus maximizing thermal comfort inside the living spaces. In this way, MAYER HASBANI presents a proposal based on a profound knowledge of urban legislation and the behavior of metropolises; inwards, the geometry efficiently arranges the areas to concur in spaces that open up to the city with endless views of the natural environment surrounding the city of Monterrey.

Location: Monterrey, Nuevo León
TYpe: Mixed use
Area: 90,907 sqm
Writing date: 2019
Architect: Mayer Hasbani
Project Team: Alfredo Lagunas, Paola López Solis, Víctor Ramírez
Status: In construction

Renders: DECC

The project consists of two towers that house both business spaces and amenities, common areas, commercial premises and parking. A monumental staircase welcomes he user as it unfolds through the paths that reveal its spaces. The two volumes of buildings play harmoniously between them until they are out of phase and draw an elegant twist that opens to the sky to take advantage of the greatest number of panoramic views towards the outside.

The materials respond to the constructive system with which the building works, it is mainly a post-tensioned concrete structure and on the facades, it is concluded with aluminum glass and cartridges for solar control carefully placed at different depths to achieve a trace on the facade and gain perspective and optical game. The architectural pragmatism of Level allows the harmony between its design, structure, use and operation.

The commercial premises of the ground floors are wider spaces to achieve an approach to street life and as the tower grows slender and away from the pavement to give more concentration and privacy to the user. Towards the middle of the height of the building are the terraces that house the amenities, the spaces of coexistence and enjoyment that allow the users of the building to socialize and build community.

The use of the public space of the building was designed as a playful ramp that penetrates the space with its own movement creating spaces of interaction and integration for users through a square and bleachers that in turn works as a connector between the front and the back of the building —the street and an interior garden— that give freshness to the project. The project reinterprets the iconic plastic integration through artistic volumes of sculptural rock suspended between the architectonic walls to create a magnificent contrast of materials between black fiber cement panels of great luxury and the raw and natural rock.

Level is an important piece in the construction of a young and thriving city as Queretaro.

Location: Querétaro
Client: Milk Life Investments
Type: Corporate
Area: 34,500 sqm
Writing date: 2016
Architect: Mayer Hasbani
Project Team: Alma Montiel, Gilberto Marín, Alberto Castellanos, Alejandra Ramírez, Diana Romero, Paola López Solis, Fernanda Ramirez, Melanie Eugenio
Status: In construction

Construction Team

Construction: Milk Life Investments
Structure: Izquierdo y asociados
MEP: BIM studio
Facade: Un Modulo
Lighting design: Luz + Forma

Located in one of the most consolidated neighborhoods of Mexico City, amidst tree-lined streets and neocolonial residences, a narrow and deep lot trapped between neighboring walls of different heights is redefined to hold a new architectural program.

MAYER HASBANI retakes the existing context to deconstruct the façade and adjust it to the new requirements. The new first floor houses a commercial space and the access lobby that opens the space by concentrating the structural columns on the sides. Thus, the structure strives to repeat its lateral condition and give rise to free and flexible floors consistent with today’s demands; the services and vertical circulations are cornered to the side of the building to reinforce the adaptability of the floors.

At the front, the new building seeks to consolidate the visual of the scale to which it belongs; its vertices equalize the dissimilar height of each contiguous building with two recessed levels that manage to generate a corner within a middle lot. From this corner, terraces are designed to allow the connection of interior and exterior space.

For pedestrians, the building becomes a superposition of reflections that unfold to the sky and lead the plastic articulation with the neighboring buildings; while inside, the user finds infinite possibilities to configure the space naturally illuminated by the front envelope.

Location: Mexico City
Client: Privado
Type: Corporativo
Area: 1,700 sqm
Writing date: 2016
Construction date: 2018
Architect: Mayer Hasbani
Project Team: Gilberto Marín, Alberto Castellanos
Status: Built

Construction team

Structure: Aguilar Ingenieros Consultores
Facade: Un Módulo
Lighting Design: Studio Spazio

Rexity is an ultra-mixed-use project that integrates a hotel, offices, commercial area and housing in the same tower on a plot of only 2,000m2. The project is located in the Balcones de Galerías Urban Sub-center, next to the Plaza Galerías Monterrey.

The complex seeks to be an icon for the area and the design premise was to create a distinctive identity for each of the four uses that coexist there.
Commerce on the ground floor is easily accessible allowing pedestrians to freely enter the premises while the restaurants are located on the upper floor with terraces that take advantage of the views of the city.

The body of the Hotel and the Apartments were stacked above the offices with views to the south and are separated from the noise of the street to raise the comfort level of the guests and condominiums.

On the façade, the location and vocation of each use becomes apparent, making what happens inside apparent and this is achieved by giving each block a different appearance. This exercise shows how such a complex mix of land use can be achieved through enough analysis and creativity.

Location: Monterrey, Nuevo León
Type: Mixed-use
Area: 32,903 sqm
Writing date: 2015
Architect: Mayer Hasbani
Project Team: Domingo Macotela, Oliver Burgos, Luis Pablo del Rincón
Status: Proposal

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