A mixed-use commercial-corporate building responds to wind patterns of the northern mexican desert.
Team: Jorge Urias Garza, Hugo Santana, Cesar Valles, Christian Cota Location: Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Type: Mixed-Use Building Status: Ongoing Year: 2017
The building is born through a series of studies and constant iterations at different scales. We began by an in-depth study of the site property, block, street, neighborhood, city, and beyond, by carefully analyzing the incidence of physical and natural variables. These factors defined the parameters of numerous explorations where a structure was developed. The entire building responds to the studies playing with the variables and transforming its structure, under a continuous dialogue with the site. Ventus consists of five carved objects organized in a way that allows different programmatic activities, providing both private and public spaces. The outer shell in the double facade system, is made of exposed zinc panels over a perforated mesh, that will protect the users from the extreme desert sun while providing ventilation and controlled natural light.