rojkind arquitectos: R432

‘R432′ by rojkind arquitectos
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construction will soon begin on rojkind arquitectos R432 project on reforma avenue, it 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.

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

early evening view

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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.

plaza view
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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. 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.

terrace view
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the top 9 levels of the tower will host the buddha bar hotel, enriching the lifestyle of
the tower’s inhabitants.

day view
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the 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.

view from below
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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.

view from above
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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.

day view
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night view
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program diagram
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section diagram
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ground floor plan
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floor plan
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floor plan
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project credits:
grupo elipse: arq. edgar vázquez
architectural project: rojkind arquitectos
michel rojkind (design principal)
gerardo salinas (principal)
project team: agustín pereyra, beatriz díaz, octavio traveseras, andrea león, tere levy, julio acosta,
fanny soulard , yasser salomon, carlos alberto ríos, isaac smeke, rodrigo gonzález, monique rojkind.
3d massing consultants: dieguez fridman (axel fridman)
structure engineering: ctc ingenieros civiles sc
renders: dbox © and rojkind arquitectos ©
m.e.p.: honeywell
acoustic: saad acústica
landscape: entorno taller de paisaje
graphic design: ernesto moncada
content editing: alejandro hernández
photography: guido torres

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