Project DescriptionIn response to the current demand for quality spaces in a context of continual urban growth, Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos designed the Artz Pedregal, a mixed-use complex that promises to be a new icon in the heart of southern Mexico City.
This project is located within a fully urbanized landscape on a 50,000 m2 site that is adjacent to major roads. Following detailed analysis and in the awareness that there is a shortage of quality public space in the city, the central concept of Artz Pedregal is the creation of a large horseshoe-shaped public park as the principal space, with abundant vegetation, green walkways, plazas and pools that create a sensation of separation from the city and peacefulness in the open air.
Understanding this large park as a response to what the city lacks, the complex seeks to generate open urban areas promoting casual social interaction, typical of a street in a traditional city.
It further aims to foster direct contact with nature, allowing the sun, wind and rain to fall on the central park area unimpeded.
Artz Pedregal also aspires to become a generator of cultural experiences, which aims to integrate a gallery of international contemporary art housed in the central park. The gallery is designed as a circular body that appears to levitate above a
large body of water, thanks to its mirror finish. It is a clear and continuous public space that blurs the boundaries between interior and exterior.
To one side of the park, three office towers are connected to each other through a two-story volume called “Office Park”.
On the other side, a fourth tower for corporate use stands. Forming a plinth for the corporate towers, and integrated into the park, the shopping mall extends over the first four levels with an extensive stores. An internal vehicle route is designed for the heart of the project, as a guiding element that will optimize flows for the different entrance points and uses.
As the development is constructed over the volcanic rock that is typical of the zone, the shapes employed in the project express tectonic geometries that reference the geological characteristics of the terrain.
The volumes allude to the overlaid strata, ordered aesthetically to organize the different levels and uses of the architectural program.
The perimeter of the site is surrounded by large trees that have been respected by setting back the complex within the plot, thereby generating a green cushion that provides acoustic dampening.
In order to improve its surrounding environment, the ARTZ Pedregal complex donates to Mexico City an underpass tunnel for the Periférico beltway that will significantly improve traffic flow, creating turning places as well as increasing access options from both first and second levels of the avenue. Also, in order to avoid increased traffic on neighboring streets, a perimeter road will be built to service the different components
of the project and to gain access to the shared six-story underground parking lot. Finally some roads will be widened to facilitate the mobility of its surroundings.
Architectural Project: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
President: Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
Architecture Leader: Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
Project Leader: Andrés Cajiga
Project Manager:Luis Hernández
Design Team: Fernanda Roldán, Thelma Ruelas, Armando Ledesma, Marco Manríquez
Engineering Coordination: Marcos Hernández
Engineering Team: Héctor Ruiz
Construction Coordination: Gabriel Sánchez, Juan Pérez
Media & Marketing: Rosalba Rojas, María Luisa Guzmán, Angélica Chávez, Jimena Orvañanos
Structural Engineering: Grupo RIOBOO
Electrical Engineering: PYSEE Proyectos y Suministros de Ingeniería Eléctrica S.A. de C.V.
Air Conditioning Engineering: De Buen y Asociados
Systems & Special Engineering: Innovative Designs
Hydrosanitary Engineering: Diseños de Sistemas Hidrodinámicos
Lighting Consultant: Ideas en Luz
Audio & Video Consultant: Innovative Designs
Landscape Consultant: Gabayet Paisajistas, Plántica
Security Consultant: Innovative Designs
Renders: Lighthouse 3D