Vita Polanco

Vita Polanco

Architect
Archetonic

Vision Arquitectónica
Location
Mexico City, Mexico
Project Year
2007
Category
Apartments

Housing
Jorge Silva

Vita Polanco

Archetonic as Architects

Located on a 2,300 m2 property, it has 230 units on 15 floors, including a business center, an events salon, a gym, steam rooms and Jacuzzis, along with a swimming lane, jogging track, grilling and eating area and sunning area on the rooftop. The project is located in the Polanco neighbourhood.


The work is a combination of quiet and gentle floating. The project contains orthogonal geometry and diagonal features emphasized by the light. The volume is almost perfectly square. Consequently the central space forms a ring with a lighting/ventilation cube in the middle and all of the living areas on the perimeter. This is all facing the three corridors. Balconies and pods confer the cube with a sense of dynamism.


The balconies protrude from the building depicting a solid line which splits the two facades. The balconies seem like they are floating.


The corners project out into a triangle terrace. Users of the gym can sit outside on this terrace.


The façade is made up of Capri limestone, natural aluminium for the window frames, perforated metal made to look like light boxes for the balconies and pods and clear glass for the windows and railings.


The rooftop is a combination of Venetian mosaic on top of a teak deck with aluminium and glass accents. The base has diagonal wood lines sunk into the concrete that connect with the floor, thus integrating the building with the concrete structure.

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