Ao Tower

Ao Tower

Architect
Jorge Hernandez de la Garza
Location
Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Offices
Luis Young

Ao Tower

Jorge Hernandez de la Garza as Architects

Located in the heart of Roma Norte, the office building arises as part of a wave of reconstruction and citizen reactivation of one of the most pulsating areas of Mexico City, however, this area was severely affected by the 2017 earthquake The work is surrounded by galleries, restaurants, bars, bookstores and other public spaces that nourish the neighborhood with life.

photo_credit Jorge Hernandez de la Garza
Jorge Hernandez de la Garza
photo_credit Jorge Hernandez de la Garza
Jorge Hernandez de la Garza

Hence, the building seeks to converse with the city and to think of the day-to-day life of the office as a life linked to the streets where people work. That is why the large openings and the terraces seek to converse with their surroundings, as if the offices wanted to go out to the city or the city to look inside.

photo_credit Jorge Hernandez de la Garza
Jorge Hernandez de la Garza
photo_credit Jorge Hernandez de la Garza
Jorge Hernandez de la Garza

At the same time, there is a sense of solidity to the volume, a serious structural response to the seismic conditions that have caused damage to that area in the past. The concrete walls, as well as the steel beams and columns, express the strength of the structure and evoke the building's roots in its soil. Reconstruction also means resilience, rooting, permanence.

photo_credit Jorge Hernandez de la Garza
Jorge Hernandez de la Garza
photo_credit Jorge Hernandez de la Garza
Jorge Hernandez de la Garza

The route culminates in a terrace on the last level. The city surrounds on all sides, all north and all south suddenly in sight. From there, standing on this new building, the observer feels part of the city, anchored to its soil. The work is already part of the city and fully participates in its permanent reconstruction.

Team: 
Collaborators: Miguel Angel Loyola, Veronica Quiroz, Martin Mena

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Material Used:
1. Interior lighting: Ilumileds
2. Interior furniture: Herman Miller

Project Credits
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
Interior furnitureHerman Miller
Interior lightingIlumileds
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Interior furniture
Interior lighting
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