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Flora-Filled GSI Tower in Cancun Hovers Over the Caribbean

Posted By Tafline Laylin On May 23, 2011 @ 2:22 am In Architecture,Gallery | 1 Comment

ventilated facade, green design, urban garden, mixed use development, green balcony, indirect light, passive design, solar gain, green building, green design, eco-design, sustainable design, sustainable architecture, Caribbean Sea, Sanzpont Arquitectura, GSI Tower, Cancun [4]

The western facade is built with alucobond in the form of fish scales in order to circulate air and light between the horizontal louvers [5]. The eastern facade is comprised of serigraph, sandblasted and transparent glass which blockĀ excess solar gain [6] without disturbing the incredible view over the crystal clear Caribbean.

The double-tiered tower is connected by two high bridges that are also habitable, allowing for a funky bendy shape and solar shading [7]. Flora has been incorporated throughout the building, creating a fluid extension of the natural surroundings at the bottom level and a pleasant urban roof. This gorgeous design epitomizes the future of smart, elegantĀ mixed-use development [8]. And did we mention it’s in Cancun?

+ Sanzpont Arquitectura [1]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Sanzpont Arquitectura: http://www.sanzpont.com/

[2] passive design: http://inhabitat.com/brooklyn-brownstone-gets-a-passive-house-renovation/

[3]  : http://inhabitat.com/greenery-filled-gsi-tower-in-cancun-hovers-over-the-caribbean/sanzpont-gsi-tower-cancun/?extend=1

[4] Image: http://inhabitat.com/greenery-filled-gsi-tower-in-cancun-hovers-over-the-caribbean/sanzpont-gsi-tower-cancun/

[5] horizontal louvers: http://inhabitat.com/luxury-residences-on-phuket-island-to-feature-modular-louvered-screens/bluepoint-residences-4/

[6] excess solar gain: http://inhabitat.com/daffonchio-chisels-green-roofed-addition-to-samios-heritage-house/samios_picnik-3/

[7] solar shading: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=solar+shading

[8] mixed-use development: http://inhabitat.com/mixed-use-development-for-amsterdam-inspired-by-the-alligator/

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