High Park by Rojkind Arquitectos

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High Park by Rojkind Arquitectos

Construction of this apartment block with a stepped elevation by Mexican firm Rojkind Arquitectos is due to commence this summer in Monterrey, Mexico.

High Park by Rojkind Arquitectos

The ground and first floors of High Park will accommodate shops with eight storeys of apartments stepping backwards and forwards above.

High Park by Rojkind Arquitectos

The setbacks will create both sheltered and open terraces for residents with views towards the mountains.

High Park by Rojkind Arquitectos

Each of the 32 apartment interiors have been designed by one of six different local designers, creating a varied layout for each one.

High Park by Rojkind Arquitectos

A car park will be located across four storeys below ground.

High Park by Rojkind Arquitectos

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High Park is located on the outskirts of the northern city of Monterrey, Mexico. Surrounded by the Majestic Sierra Madre Oriental Range.

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The project is designed to take full advantage of its geographic location and to help mitigate the extreme climatic conditions.

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As a recurring design concern for rojkind arquitectos and as a way of integrating the building into the pedestrian realm (giving back to the community), the building steps back to create an outdoor shaded space that can be enjoyed by the residents and visitors alike.

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“Normally these types of building don’t allow for the creation of any public space, the entire site is developed with the intention of maximizing the most square footage for it’s commercial interest. This project takes a different approach by allowing its site not to be built in its entirely and provide public space that can be utilize by anyone” Gerardo Salinas, partner, rojkind arquitectos

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To counterbalance the strong sun, the floor plates shift in relation to one another creating a play of light and shadow, and the use of local stone, done by local craftsmen on the facade allows the building to stay cooler and makes its appearance change as the sun moves across the horizon.

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The project offers outdoor terraces for each apartment due to the strict setback restrictions of the site, capitalizing on the views of the adjacent mountains.

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“People enjoy the convenience of a house for its connection to a garden, or exterior spaces, which normally apartments lack. By having a project which integrates, not only terraces but real gardens even at the upper levels, we have achieved an experience unique to Monterrey.” Michel Rojkind, founding partner

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High Park consists of a total of ten levels above grade and three and a half levels of underground parking.

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The first two levels are for commercial retail, the remaining 8 levels for luxury apartments. Within these 8 residential levels, recreational and entertainment spaces will be provided for the residents including a pool, gym, spa, etc.

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These 32 apartments will range in size from 250 square meters to 650 square meters.

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The Building as a Platform for Additional Creative Input

Six local designers have been invited to make each apartment unique and appealing to different styles and different market segments.

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Each apartment has a different layout and configuration, offering a wide range of internal distributions from a one level apartment to a two-story apartment.

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Construction will begin this summer.

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  • marvin

    can someone explain to me what the difference is between the before and the after in that diagram?

  • chris

    reminds me of the de tropenpunt in amsterdam by erick van egeraat.

  • http://Thedisgruntledarchitect.wordpress.com The Disgruntled Architect

    I like the design; however, I feel like I have seen this before. This style seems very iterative and there are multiple variations of this project across all sectors of the design industry. It is cool though.

  • stefan

    rooms for servants in some of the apartments!
    that's something you rarely see in Europe these days.

  • Mary Jo

    i was studying european apartments, and saw that the most expensive ones did not have so much space and rooms for servants, no commodities, etc. Mexico is a very rich country but wealth is very polarized. I work in projects of such scale and often wonder who will be the clients. The i see the news about corrupt politicians and such and well, you know. : /

    I really love this project