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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
11/12/2017

Zaha Hadid Architects, Bora Tower in Mexico City

 
Construction of the Bora Residential Tower has begun in Santa Fe, a district in the west of Mexico City that is home to the regional offices of Microsoft, Apple, Sony, Roche, and Amazon, as well as three universities. Containing 220 apartments in 50 floors, this building designed by the British firm Zaha Hadid Architects, which narrows at the base, is supposed to become Mexico City’s tallest residential block. Its volumes arise from juxtaposing and rorating six standard living units – of one, two, and three bedrooms – arranged around a central core. The balconies are thoguht out to maximize the entrance of daylight while ensuring privacy and good views of inhabitants. Because of recent natural disasters that have shaken the country, the tower’s structure  is designed to be stable in the event of earthquakes. Completion of building works is scheduled for 2021.
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