There are amazing architectural projects, and others which simply are from Zaha Hadid. The Anglo-Iraqi architect has been recognized with awards as the Mies van der Rohe (2003), the Pritzker Prize (2004) and the Praemium Imperiale (2009). Although her work can be found in different parts of the world, from Germany to France, Austria, Denmark, Spain and the USA, so far lacked something… her presence in Mexican territory. But this is about to end. Not long ago, Zaha Hadid Architects revealed its intention to build a complex in our country, and finally unveiled some more details about this project.
It will be known as Esfera City Center, and the city that will host it is Monterrey – specifically the Huajuco Canyon –. The building, will have has 981 departments horizontally oriented. The project file states: “The building’s envelope references the local architectural language and Mexican tradition of interlocking lattice geometries to provide shading and describe the outdoor space of each residence.”. Esfera City Center will provide housing ranging from 45 square meters lofts to 4 bedroom apartments with 165 square meters. Of course, courtyards, gardens and public spaces are considered.
But that’s not all: Esfera City Center will literally be a small city, as it will have spaces for picnics, yoga, theaters and concerts, a café, reading area, playground, chapel, areas for children and teenagers, dog park, among others.
Source and images: Zaha Hadid Architects