Phase 1: 30,949 m2, Built. Phase 2: 27,020 m2, Under Construction.
AMIRÁ is located in the city of Querétaro, above it on top of a Hill in the Diamante area which gifts it with privileged views of its surroundings. This visual relationship was fundamental in our design process to achieve reciprocity between the architecture and the city. Its strategic location considers its closeness to educational and health centers, hotels, horizontal and vertical housing complexes as well as land for future development of great potential for the area.
The project holds over 260 housing units in superimposed and displaced blocks of regular geometry where each unit receives natural illumination and ventilation. The setting and volumetrical solution of the project allow for every unit and most of the amenities to have views of the city. Every unit type is solved with intense relation with the exterior and its terraces.
The regular geometry of the housing blocks is penetrated by bodies of more angular, porous, and permeable geometry that contains the common areas, denoting with this gesture the different uses and dynamics of the areas. This spaces of coexistence for the building’s community are prolonged into the vacuum in cantilever, half opened, looking to gift the user with quality areas that complement the intimate spaces in every housing unit.
The rear facade is constituted mainly to resolve the vertical and horizontal circulations and faces an entry plaza while the main facade that looks to the city is transparent to contemplate the fortunate views with prolonged terraces that generate shadow and mitigate the temperature gain in the interior given its western orientation.
Two distinct tones of apparent concrete give materiality to the façade which adopts the ochre and earthy tones from the shrublands and the dry surroundings on which the building is set when the sun goes down. The coexistence areas are mainly finished with different local stones that conserve the apparent look of the structure.
Jacobo Micha Mizrahi + Jaime Micha Balas
Jorge Pineda Flores, Alan Micha Balas, Eduardo Brito Flores, Ruben Velázquez Martinez, Gustavo O´Farrill Ferro., Rodrigo Muñoz García, Alfredo Monterde Alarcón, Ricardo Martínez Mathey.
Archetonic + GSEBI
LINSMAN, CYVSA, Mitsubishi.
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