Studio: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
Project: Américas 1500
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Credit: Raphael Gamo
This mixed-use tower for offices and hotel is located in the heart of Guadalajara. Its formal, emphatic, and unified volumetric express its iconic nature.
The formal concept arises from its mixed-use character, consisting of four stacked geometric volumes. Two of these are slightly offset, and exactly aligned on the rear face.
This displacement is designed to interrupt the robustness of the tower and express an elegant sense of movement.
The lowest volume houses the hotel, and the three volumes above it are allocated to office use.
The faces respond to solar gain matter with recessed aluminum framing, specifically designed at the correct angle to create shadows and avoid excessive heat. The tower uses double glazing offering a high degree of solar protection. As a result, it is the first building of this type in the west of Mexico to receive LEED certification.
The ground floor is conceived as a large public space, providing access and transit for the tower’s various uses.
The vehicular and pedestrian entrances are set in a plaza giving pedestrians priority over cars. The dominant textures used in the floor surface continues the façade’s geometry across the ground.
The entire project is distributed over 28 floors from the ground floor to the last office level, and 7 basement levels.
Our scope in the interior design spaces: the office lobby, elevator halls and office bathrooms.