Zéntral
Onnis Luque
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
ConcreteCEMEX
PaintComex
Facade AluminumCuprum
ElevatorsKone
Kitchens & Dressing roomsOlimpic
DrywallUSG Corporation

Product Spec Sheet
Concrete
by CEMEX
Paint
by Comex
Facade Aluminum
by Cuprum
Elevators
by Kone
Kitchens & Dressing rooms
by Olimpic
Drywall

Zéntral

Archetonic as Architects

Zéntral's site has an unusual geometry. It is a mixed-use complex with offices, a shopping center, and apartments. Facing a peripheral ring, Zéntral has a strategic location in Guadalajara’s Puerta de Hierro neighborhood. Its soaring views of the city served as a precept for the project.

photo_credit Onnis Luque
Onnis Luque
photo_credit Onnis Luque
Onnis Luque
photo_credit Onnis Luque
Onnis Luque

The entrance of the development broadens to reveal a set of three elongated towers that converge at the center of the property. The towers are close but do not touch, creating a space for the lobbies of the residential towers.

photo_credit Onnis Luque
Onnis Luque
photo_credit Onnis Luque
Onnis Luque
photo_credit Onnis Luque
Onnis Luque

The fan-like footprint serves to optimize the orientations and views without having the towers blocking with each other. The widest section, furthest from the roadway, features an extensive garden around the buildings and provides a space for the amenities on the ground floor.

photo_credit Onnis Luque
Onnis Luque
photo_credit Onnis Luque
Onnis Luque
photo_credit Onnis Luque
Onnis Luque

To better serve the large number of apartments and to avoid long internal transfers, each tower has its own amenities section. These common areas provide a space for community living enhanced by panoramic views of the city.

photo_credit Onnis Luque
Onnis Luque
photo_credit Arturo Arrieta
Arturo Arrieta
photo_credit Arturo Arrieta
Arturo Arrieta

Zéntral takes advantage of the smaller side of the property which provides access to the complex; it faces the city and will be featured as an iconic office building. The cantilevered upper section is supported by a single structural nucleus that forms a u-shape at ground level for businesses. This space, which forms a semi-covered plaza, serves as a public space and provides access to several services to meet the daily needs of the residents and users.

Zéntral has three 20 storey towers with 429 apartments ranging from 79 to 114 m2.

photo_credit Arturo Arrieta
Arturo Arrieta
photo_credit Arturo Arrieta
Arturo Arrieta
photo_credit Arturo Arrieta
Arturo Arrieta

Team:

Architects: ARCHETONIC

Architectural project: Jacobo Micha Mizrahi + Jaime Micha Balas.

Collaborators: Eduardo Brito, Jorge Pineda, Alan Pacheco, Gustavo O´Farrill, Ruben

Velazquez, Adrián García, Rodrigo Muñoz. 

Structural engineering: WSP México 

Construction: Archetonic + GSEBI 

Installations: HEAD Ingeniería

Photographers: Onnis Luque and Arturo Arrieta

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Materials Used:

Kitchens / Dressing rooms: Brand: Olimpic.

Handles and Latch: Brand: YALE HOME.

Dacade aluminum: Brand: CUPRUM.

Concrete: Brand: CEMEX.

Elevators: Brand: KONE.

Paint: Brand: COMEX.

Drywall: Brand: USG.

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