RIO SAN JOAQUIN, MEXICO CITY
Located on a prime corner site in the center of Metepec near the state capital of Toluca. This state of the art boutique office and retail development has been designed to give efficient and flexible accommodation for single or multi tenant use. Across a site area of 1150 m² the project breaks down as follows:
Total Development : 7,655 m²,
GLA: 3,400 m²
Parking: 3,349 m²
The album cover of the Beatles' 1967 record Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band features a Metepec "Tree of Life" and was the inspiration for the this striking architectural concept design. An exciting and colorful exterior with layering of textures and patterns are a metaphor for the highly intricate and decorative local arts and crafts. The design uses a dramatic relief of fritted glass which is punctuated with a huge front glazed picture frame to provide views into a dynamic retail environment. The corner is opened to encourage user access with a desert cactus garden to complement the mini outdoor plaza. The project incorporates environmental characteristics and is seeking LEED certification.
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