Mexico City Tower – Mexican Architecture Competition

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Torre Mexico – Mexican Design Contest

Mexico City Skyscraper – Prototype Tower Design

27 May 2010

Mexico City Tower

Winning Entry Mock Firms 2010

“Barrio de Los Paracaidistas”
A prototypical tower for the people of Mexico City

Design: Metous Studio

Barrio de Los Paracaidistas
images from Metous Studio

Preserving the character Mexico City; specifically its propensity for change, the mosaic nature of its urban character and the traditional barrio, this tower is a frame-work for a new vertical city. Containing roadways, open plazas and parks; the nature and function of the ‘tower’ is to provide unlimited potential for new urban and vertical environments.

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images from Metous Studio

Mexico City’s culture is a mosaic-like collection of many different cultures. The heritage and histories are diverse, mixed and marked by constant evolution and change. On a smaller scale, the heart of Mexico City’s identity is community, which is most strongly influenced by and born from the barrios and streets.

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images from Metous Studio

The essence of Mexico’s identity defined by its urban spaces and its ability to change.

The Architecture within the tower is built over time, creating a dynamic composition of Mexico’s cultures. Furthermore, the proposed tower allows sub-public and private spaces to evolve naturally, creating complex urban spaces similar to those of historic Mexico.

By preserving the communal aspects of the city while allowing growth, this new vertical urban frame-work challenges the frozen and static quality of current tower typology.

The tower is zoned like a city; proper ratios of built, to open, to green space are preserved and individual residences are designed within the larger context of the vertical urban being. With this, the social and cultural identities of Mexico City are not reinvented or just preserved, but given a new context on which to thrive upon. It becomes an extension of the living city; a maturing tower that is defined by the complexity and richness of its existing surrounding context and, more importantly, whatever Mexico City may become in the future.

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images from Metous Studio

Metous Studio
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, California, USA

Barrio de Los Paracaidistas Mexico City images / information from Metous Studio

Location: Mexico City, Mexico, North America




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