R432 by Rojkind Arquitectos

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R432 by Rojkind Arquitectos

This skyscraper by Mexican studio Rojkind Arquitectos is about to commence construction in Mexico City.

R432 by Rojkind Arquitectos

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Called R432, the project unites 12 plots of land and will extend 52 floors into the air.

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The first three floors will accommodate restaurants and shops, with residential apartments above them on 35 storeys.

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The tower will also include leisure facilities for inhabitants and a hotel at the summit.

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The interior will be divided into 70 square metre units that can be joined horizontally or vertically to create differently-shaped living units.

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More about Rojkind Arquitectos on Dezeen:

Tori Tori Restaurant (September 2009)
Gimme Shelter for Ordos 100 (July 2009)
Nestlé Application Group Querétaro (June 2009)
New Tamayo Museum with BIG (April 2009)
Nestlé Chocolate Museum (August 2007)

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Here's some more information from Rojkind Arquitectos:


R432

Rojkind Arquitectos getting ready to break ground for a new High-Rise in Mexico City's prestigious Reforma Avenue.

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Reforma Avenue has been one of Mexico City’s main avenues since the second half of the 19th century, and is one of the most important avenues and city hallmarks due to its symbolic value and urban quality.

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R432, on Reforma Avenue, has achieved the best construction conditions for its type of building. It is a project that fully embraces its urban condition. The building opens up to the street, and the street, fully guaranteeing safety, comfort and privacy enters into the building.

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By uniting 12 lots of land we have a single lot stretching from Reforma Avenue, to Tokio Street, opening up the possibility of turning Manchester Street into a pedestrian walkway, giving the side facade a singular urban quality.

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Of the 52 floors of R432, the first 3 are reserved for commerce and luxurious restaurants, offering their services to the occupants living on the higher levels of the tower while connecting them with the city, rich with experiences of an urban environment.

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In total, five floors will be dedicated for parking and 35 for housing. There will also be floors dedicated to technical operations as well as recreation and entertainment of the inhabitants, including a gym, play area, swimming pool, massage area and jogging track.

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The top 9 levels of the tower will host the Buddha Bar Hotel, which promises to be one of the city’s most enviable locations, enriching the lifestyle of the tower’s inhabitants.

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This skyscraper doesn’t just multiply the base area by its number of floors; it also intensifies the potential for the use of the building. The greatest challenge is not just to pile one floor on top of the other, but rather to imply them with one another, or better yet, to complicate them into each other.

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The tower is divided into blocks or zones, that are identified by a theme or rather by an ambiance based on Gaston Bachelard’s Imagination of Matter; each of them implying colors, textures, smells and sounds. Starting from the ground up; Earth, Stone, Metal, Crystal, Water, Rain, Seeds, Plants, and Fire.

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Starting from the basic 70 square meter unit that is generated by the structure of the tower, the housing elements can be made by combining two, three or more of these units; horizontally, vertically or in a combination of both, allowing for different spatial and functional configurations.

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Your home can occupy several levels and enjoy different views, creating a unique combination that will set it apart from the rest.

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See also:

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Nestlé Querétaro
by Rojkind Arquitectos
Tamayo Museum
by Rojkind Arquitectos
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  • Luke

    A skyscraper that looks it’s best from ground level.

    Lovely

  • edward

    Looks to be massively taller than anything else around it and the top floors would give a good view over the smog. Can say I would want to live there with the city’s earthquake reputation. But the variety of living options sounds great and some of the best renderings I’ve seen yet lately. .

  • Kenny

    To have this building in a city that at best could be described as desperate, … is just weird.

    • Mel G.

      To Kenny….what do you mean by "at best"?….have you been to Mexico City?….and how do you know is "desperate"? have you traveled beyond your bed on top and your computer desk underneath? I dont think you have, otherwise it will show.
      Educate yourself, learn!…….then speak.

    • caco

      at best described as desperate? your opinion i suppose, and you clearly havent been there. plus even if its a chaotic city why would it be weird to have a building like that, and one more thing, what does a building like that mean?, tall? multipurpose? glass? design wise?

  • ME

    Mexico City is slowly becoming the architecture capital of Latinamerica, there´s no doubt about that!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tufino Xavi

    I love this project, the slimness of the building, the concept, and the height, it will be definitly a new icon on Mexico City.

    I want an apartment there.

  • http://www.thefold.co.za chris

    i really like this. it combines the rationalism of foster’s hearst in new york and the sensualism of van egeraat’s work

  • mike

    It would be nice if the facade was actually built this way…
    I doubt it will be though.

  • Omar

    Good, project.. pride to be Chilango (Mexico city born)

  • de Lacroix

    theis project is so amazing!!!!

    one of the best buildings in latin america!

    congratulations mexico!

  • paul

    it´s really sad for me as mexican to see this kind of work…. they think that by twisting the facade they create architecture what a shame!.

  • http://www.oriental-living.net orientalsamui

    This is an awesome project! I would love to decorate some apartments there. When will this tower be completed? Mexico City is the powerhouse of Latin America!

  • ruben

    tacky as hell…!!!
    sad how the context of this building will never match the surroundings…

  • me

    @Paul. Do you actually think that you can do something better?

    well i dont think so, sometimes we talk without thinking,

    I challenge you, to do a better project than this or any other current project in the city, but im almost convinced, that you actually wont be able to do so.

    btw the facade is not twisting.

  • daich

    Interesting design. However, the way it interacts with the park is disastrous

    • Alvaro

      hey i would like to know why you say that the interaction with the park is disastrous???

  • diego

    the only interesting this about this design is the facade… which was not designed by rojkind arch, i wonder why they don’t give due credit to the actual designer.

  • Carl Simms

    Diego: who did the facade and how do you know?

  • jra

    sweet work by dbox. the best renders as usual

  • marco

    yea Diego, who did the facade design then? Faceted facades are quite dynamic and few have been done (check out Spertus Institute by Krueck Sexton Architects in Chicago). I don’t like the heavy framing that outlines the facets though. The facade would be much lighter in appearance as a point-fixed system with the structural support away from the edges of the facets, such that the edges are just glass with a silicone seal.

  • mandrew

    The facade looks nice, but I’d think it would be a construction nightmare!

  • Mel G.

    To Kenny…..what do you mean by “at best”….do you know Mexico City? and how do you know is desperate? have you been there? have you traveled at all beyond your bed on top and your computer desk underneath???

    Educate yourself, learn!…….then speak.

    • kenny

      I see you are "at best" a computer genius… as well as a smartass.

  • Adam

    Rojkind Arquitectos churns out one ugly building after another. Another glass and metal highrise to alienate humans from their city. Hurra!

  • A. alilo

    Rojkind Arquitectos….go forward…don't look at the abortives!!!! this is the distinguishing ……well done….nice concept for this project …..

  • Dustin

    I would like to see the other sides of the building, we only see the one "money shot" facade in the exterior renders, what will the rest of the building look like?

  • Alex

    This building exemplifies all that is degenerate within the city’s culture – classism, normalised hyper-consumption and the prepotence of the “ruling class”. Absurd. This is where all the weaknesses of parametric design with its fetishised visions of form and performance materialise into dangerous sedimentations and petrifications within.