This project has a social background following the trend of mixed use planning, an scheme where the presence, the use of the sidewalk and the communication with the urban environment are strengthened. Pino Suarez works as a transition space, an urban passage where the pedestrians fluxes converge, offering visitors an attraction spot in the city center.
Two major depressed accesses were proposed, which in addition to being a transition or passage, become a meeting point and shelter for pedestrians, where a large shopping center is located, enhancing the existing commercial offering in this area of Monterrey.
Undoubtedly, Pino Suarez follows the trend and intention to promote the repopulation and detonation of the city center, so that in addition to commercial program two apartment towers were integrated with 100 units each, a total of 200 departments divided into three different types.
In order to promote greater flexibility in the commercial area, an external bearing structure was implemented, an structural beam that allows the use of the least number of columns in the interior area, allowing diversity in the distribution of the commercial floors.
For the housing towers, the volume responds to the arrangement of different typologies, generating a dynamic façade created through the apartments’ own walls, being a cost optimization strategy.