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GSI Tower

Location: Bonampak Av., Puerto Cancún
City: Cancun
Country: México
Area: 36'289 m2
Design Date: May.2011
Client: GSI
Status: In Progress

Proposal: GSI Tower is designed by sanzpont [arquitectura], and in a near future will be located at Av. Bonampak in Puerto Cancun, México. This 20-storey building will house a shopping mall, hotel and offices, and consists of 2 vertical bodies that meet at the top by 2 habitable bridges with an interior garden to form a large frame of the natural landscape.
The Building is protected from the sun on the western face with a ventilated façade made of alucobond in the form of fish scales, indirect natural light is filtered inside between the horizontal louvers of its perimeter. In the eastern façade, the building skin is designed with a set of serigraph, sandblasted and transparent glass that take advantage of the natural views of the Golf Course and the Caribbean Sea. It gives the city an elevated public square that generates an urban green balcony.The design of the Shopping Mall is fully integrated to the public outdoor area, through dynamic and spatial continuity invite up to another higher terrace to sit and drink coffee and enjoy the views. As an added value, the building allows the public to continue to rise even more, because it has a restaurant lounge at the top level. With all this, the vertical infrastructure integrates with the city life and urban environment.The design concept has been created through a simple process of origami, cutting, folding and unfolding paper to create the plaza and the main volume. In this way we have studied the geometry, orientation, views and geometric connections.Project: sanzpont [arquitectura]
Project Team: Victor Sanz, Sergio Sanz, Omar Cabrera, Tania Cota
Renders: Jose Miguel Cano, Victor Sanz