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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

AD61 in Mexico City, Mexico by ZD+A

 
April 11th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ZD+A

AD61 is a unique and exclusive development in the area of New Polanco.  This area has been transformed from an industrial zone into one of the most desirable and solicited neighborhoods in Mexico City. Over the last decade it has grown exponentially, developing around Carso, one of the biggest development projects in the city.

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  • Architects: ZD+A
  • Project: AD61
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Photography: Jaime Navarro
  • ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN: Yuri Zagorin Alazraki, Erik Alfonso Carranza López, Felipe Buendía Hegewisch
  • DESIGN TEAM: Rafael Enríquez, Israel López, Eduardo López, Jorge López, Eugenia Pérez, Maribel Jiménez, Jesse Méndez, Fany Irineo.
  • Project: December 2006 – January 2012
  • Construction: August 2011 – January 2013
  • TYPOLOGY: Residential development, 128 apartments, 15 levels, 5 parking basement
  • STRUCTURE: DITEC, Rodolfo Valles Matox
  • FACILITIES: Arturo Guerra Enriquez, Fernando Reynoso Monroy, José Lucas Cazares González, Francisco PérezDávalos.
  • Land: 21,690 sq ft
  • Construction: 253,240 sq ft

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The development AD61 is composed of 2 rectangular towers that take advantage of the sites layout. The project has 128 units with different square footages and layouts, distributed among the two towers. The complex accounts also with a swimming pool, mix use room, gymnasium among others.

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The most significant element that characterizes the project is the diversity in unit types, giving the client many options, therefore allowing them to pick the most suited unit for their lifestyle and allowing them to personalized it even more if desired. The variation in square footages ranges from 450sf to 1,350sf.

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The façade utilizes two different materials to help break the long views created by the buildings and its site limitations.  A series of horizontal bands where used to help unify both buildings, helping create a backdrop among them.

With all the unit diversity given to the client, AD61 brings a unique aspect, establishing itself as a great development in the area.

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Image Courtesy © Jaime Navarro

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Image Courtesy © Jaime Navarro

Image Courtesy © Jaime Navarro

Image Courtesy © Jaime Navarro

Image Courtesy © Jaime Navarro

Image Courtesy © Jaime Navarro

Image Courtesy © Jaime Navarro

Image Courtesy © Jaime Navarro

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Image Courtesy © Jaime Navarro

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