Address: Av. Ejercito Nacional 579 | MEXICO CITY | Mexico
Latitude/Longitude: 19.4384, -99.1935
The intervention in this 25 years old GOR Building ascribes to the damaged materials and the necessity keep up with the new thermo-acoustic requirements of the area. To accomplish this objective a passive but high effective energy saving façade was adapted. The target was to restore the building with a modern image with the evident utilization of new technologies.
Logistics were very complex because the complete restoration had to be made without emptying the offices. Physical determining factors sorted out building a hermetic façade and placing a double aluminum façade with horizontal melanized oversized wood louvers that blocks the sunlight, and laminated glass with a polivinil film in order to fulfill the thermo-acoustic requirements.
These louvers where set up over the aluminum contours anchored in the structure by steel cantilevers, with 1.22 m distance from the façade.
In the vertical joints, a common node utilized in order to ease the displacement of each part and to absorb, at the same time, the movements generated by earthquakes or by the building natural auto-compression.
On the main floor, in a section of the ground that was practically given away to the public way, a veranda was built achieving the integration of the level and transforming it into a private and commercial area.
Project: Pascal Arquitectos | Carlos Pascal, Gerard Pascal
Construction: Pascal Arquitectos | M. Guindi
Contributed by Pascal Arquitectos
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