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Centro Roberto Garza Sada de Arte – Monterrey, Mexico

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Building: Centro Roberto Garza Sada de Arte (Gate of Creation)
Location: Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Architect: Tadao Ando
Masterplanner: Page Southerland Page
Structural Engineer: WSP Cantor Seinuk
Landscape: PEG Office
LEED Consultant: Spizle Group
Project Management: Lend Lease
Contractor: Constructora Garza Ponce
Completion: 2012

AE Interest: First building in Latin America by Tadao Ando, LEED Silver

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Written by Victoria Ibarra

September 13, 2015 at 12:18 pm

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Horno 3 Steel Museum – Monterrey, Mexico

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Building: Horno 3 Steel Museum
Location: Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Architect: Grimshaw
Specialist Structural Engineer: Werner Sobek
Structural Engineer of Record: Sistemas Optimos Constructivos, SOCSA
MEP Engineer of Record: Asesoria y Diseno
Environmental Design: Atelier Ten
Completion: 2007

AE Interest: Surpasses International Energy Code requirements, tessellated steel roof, AIA Honor Award for Architecture 2009, ASLA Honor Award 2009, Cemex Building Awards 2008.

Written by Victoria Ibarra

September 4, 2015 at 1:58 pm

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Esfera City Center Master Plan – Monterrey, Mexico

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Building: Esfera City Center Master Plan
Location: Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Completion: 2018 (Phase 1)
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Local Architect: BUDIC
Structural Engineer: Fhecor Ingenieros + Alonso y Asociados
Services Engineers: PGI Engineering
Project Manager: Escala

AE Interest: Community is designed with CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) principles, arranged in an ideal solar orientation, optimizes wind patterns to cool buildings, composed of 12 residential towers and 981 total apartments, constructed in 3 phases with the first phase having 353 apartment units.

Written by Victoria Ibarra

September 4, 2015 at 1:57 pm

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Metalsa – Monterrey, Mexico

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Building: Metalsa
Location: Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Architect: Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Structural Engineer: Carl W. Howe Partners
M/E/P Engineers: Colbalt Engineering
Landscape: PEG Office
LEED Consultant: Zinner Consultants
Project Manager: Araltec- Alex Ruiz Cruz, Evelia Garcia
Completion: 2013

AE Interest: First LEED Platinum building in Mexico, geometric roof draws inspiration from old factories and surrounding mountains, roof allows for natural light, custom aluminum skin.

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Written by Victoria Ibarra

September 4, 2015 at 1:55 pm

Posted in Built