Miravalle Tower Monterrey, México / by GLR arquitectos

Miravalle Tower Monterrey, Nuevo León, México 2007 / by GLR arquitectos

This multifamily housing project consisting of 84 high level apartments, plus four luxury penthouses was constructed on a densely wooded site that included eighty-foot tall pecan trees. To protect as much of this site as possible and to take advantage of potential views, a high rise solution was adopted, creating a building with four apartments per floor with an integrating central core for vertical circulation.

The 26 storey tower has 3 underground parking levels, providing each housing unit with parking for 2 vehicles, as well as storage. The apartments range in size from 1760 square feet to 3,520 square feet for the penthouses.

Miravalle Tower Monterrey, Nuevo León, México 2007 / by GLR arquitectos
© Jorge Taboada

The project has a large swimming pool, as well as a party pavilion within the existing gardens.

The structural solution is based on a post-tensed concrete structure, with a precast envelope of concrete in gray and white tones.

Miravalle Tower Monterrey, Nuevo León, México 2007 / by GLR arquitectos
© Jorge Taboada

An aluminum louver serves both as a screen that permits natural ventilation in the two emergency stairways and as a visual skin for the entire vertical circulation core. To enhance the building’s energy efficiency, the architect and his consultants made a detailed 3D model to facilitate an analysis to determine maximum energy efficiency levels incorporating bioclimatic techniques such as basic solar orientation and passive systems, as well as the use of current technologies such as envelope insulations and high performance windows, which are double glass, Low-E technology.

Miravalle Tower
Monterrey, Nuevo León, México 2007

Built Area:
230,350 sq ft

Project Team:
Bernardo Chapa
Catalina Fernández
Tomas Güereña
Oscar O’Farrill
Joaquín Jenis
David Pedroza

Interior Design:
Barbara Lobeira

Photography:
Jorge Taboada
Alejandro Rodríguez

Calli 1st Prize
Category: Multifamily Housing
XIV Architecture Biennal of the State of Nuevo Leon

2nd Place, International Edition
Category: Housing 
XVI Cemex Building Award

Web: www.glrarquitectos.com

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