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La Capital is a mixed use project with an apartment building and commercial premises that was conceived as place of transition, recreation and rest for pedestrians who travel between La Macroplaza and Fundidora Park.

The project maintains the importance of pedestrians and the community that uses Paseo Santa Lucia and integrates a housing complex not only not affecting the environment, but generating the benefit of keeping the area with a high influx of visitors, conveying a natural surveillance by and for the entire community. Walkscapes are used for different civic activities as well.

It was also suggested that instead of making several housing blocks, two would be made for housing, with the aim of protecting the complex from solar exposure, casting shadows on the horizontal block, including the commercial area, the outer plaza and the private amenities on the roofs, minimizing the footprint of the building and maximizing the common outdoor areas, achieving greater use of land and integration with the walk, where the concept of the two towers separates areas of different densities and levels, creating a feeling of being in different spaces within the same property. All this strategic approach allowed the external esplanade to be converted into an active civic center for Paseo Santa Lucia and a transitional node between La Macroplaza and Parque Fundidora. La Capital is connected in a very harmonious way to Paseo Santa Lucia, La Macro Plaza and Fundidora Park by sharing the same integrative language and the same outdoor activities, creating a dialogue between these four components and public spaces.

Project Info

Category

Mixed use

Date

2011

Location

MTY, N.L., MX.

Lot

5,170 m2; 55,649.42 sq ft.

Size

37,000 m2; 398, 264.69 sq ft.

Architectural design

Arq. Rodrigo G de la Peña L.

Architectural design team

Arq. Manuel Arroyo, Arq. Ana Cecilia Franco, Arq. Rocío de Arroyo.

Photos

Arq. Jorge Taboada.

Renders

Arq. Ramón Garza.

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