Location: Monterrey, Mexico
This developer lead project in Monterrey, Mexico was speculated as a mixed use project consisting of a residential tower, office tower, hotel and suites and retail. The site was a sliver of land sandwiched between a waterway and highway and surrounded by a vista of mountains for which the city has become famous.
Two schemes were proposed to satisfy different construction phasing opportunities. Both designs work with different interpretations of the mountain landscape. One scheme proposes a shroud which screens mainly the south facing surfaces of the buildings. The shroud pattern reflects the textures of the mountainside and foothills. The other scheme creates angular forms to shape the main towers on the site. The angles are reminiscent of the jagged profiles of the surrounding mountains. Both schemes propose dynamic and bold images to attract locals to an otherwise overlooked site.