This tower is a private investment tower in
Guatemala City’s zone 10, at a strategic point where the corporate
area ends and a more residential one begins.
It consists of 5 parking floors, one commercial
floor at ground level, two stories of offices, 1 gallery, and 12
levels of apartments that range between 150 and 300 sqm.
The ground floor has been thought as different
height elements that are separated from one another, as to generating
open-air pathways. Brick composes the floor, and climbs up to the
walls in the closed areas of each establishment, enclosed with glass
panels and black metallic frames.
The gallery is a wooden-covered volume that hangs
from a visible steel structure. The wood strips open in order to
allow filtered natural sunlight.
The office section is geometrically simple and
inspired on Mies van der Rohe, with steel and glass planes at its
simplest purity. The south-east side has a loggia with Steel ribs
that mark the rhythm of the facade.
It is not until the housing section of the tower
that the vegetation becomes a protagonist, along with the concrete
structure. Vaulted slabs connect the concrete ribs. In the corners,
terraces help giving some movement to the facade, where the
vegetation becomes higher and denser.