HERCESA COMPLEX IN MEXICO
The land is located in Queretaro on which we operate has an area of 10.111,38 M².
The total constructed area for buildable computable purposes is in Alternative 1 is 27,440 M² above ground and 19,000 M² in the basement.
In Alternative 2 is of 25,600 M² above ground and 19,000 M² in the basement.
And in Alternative 3 is 17,772 M² above ground and 19,000 M² in the basement.
The dilemma of this project was to define the most suitable alternative for the development of this parcel. From the beginning it was decided to make 3 different alternatives, so the client could see more clearly and well defined in a more practical and realistic way, the different possibilities we had in hand.
ALTERNATIVE 1 BY QUERETARO ARCHITECTS.
From the morphology of the land, It has been created a high screen that generates four interlinked elements, allowing visual permeability through them, with the same language but with different functions. On one side houses and at the other one the offices.
These elements are interconnected through a large volume of glass containing the shopping area.
The different commercial stores, strongest in aspect emerge from this large volume of glass giving a distinctive character. This large element that links the two areas could also be generated through modules which could be growing and be finishing to create this large shopping area.
In levels N0 and N1, could be the commercial and general circulation areas. In the L2 could be located offices and multipurpose rooms, conferences, etc.., Connecting at this level with the other buildings.
ALTERNATIVE 2 BY QUERETARO ARCHITECTS.
Propose a more linear variation in the design of buildings, play with a road near the front volume to generate an inner courtyard as a commercial center, thus allowing for a future growth on the surface of the commercial area without changing the concept from where it starts.
ALTERNATIVE 3 BY QUERETARO ARCHITECTS.
Two iconic and sculptural towers as a finial of a strong volumetric which comes generated as a container for housing. Unlike the previous alternatives, commercial areas would be located within the buildings, creating a large green area around the edifications.
Also like in Alternative 2, we could create a volume close to the north part of the parcel, as a container for commercial spaces.
SYNOPSIS PROJECT BY THE ARCHITECTS IN QUERETARO:
For this project in Queretaro, 3 different alternative were given, but all of them have some important characteristics in common. They are a sign of knowledge and domain of materials, as for the construction and as for represent an idea.
Architects in Queretaro present us large pieces of glass enclosures where very aesthetically edges of framework can be seen, marking the different floors of offices and homes.
They are buildings with a very contemporary look, low visual weight imaginatively topped with curved pieces, in contrast to the architecture of straight lines on which it lays.
Each proposal , despite being part of a different approach, is bold and consistent. They are the result of a detailed study by the designers, who have taken into account not only the program needs, but also the type of place, the urban look and the immediate surroundings. Based on these data, they presented in their projects the results they have obtained, giving the customer the option to decide.
This complex is located in Queretaro, Mexico. The study of architecture has previously developed projects in Mexico, in Spain, Morocco and other countries.
This experience provides them with greater skills in adapting to different cultures and building traditions, making its architecture belongs to the place where it is done. Not losing the identity of their work while they are sensitive to environment and culture where they are is very important.