Gallery: Flora-Filled GSI Tower in Cancun Hovers Over the Caribbean

The eastern facade features serigraph, sandblasted, transparent glass that does not disrupt the incredible view.

The western facade is built with alucobond in the form of fish scales in order to circulate air and light between the horizontal louvers. The eastern facade is comprised of serigraph, sandblasted and transparent glass which block excess solar gain 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. 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, elegant mixed-use development. And did we mention it’s in Cancun?

+ Sanzpont Arquitectura


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1 Comment

  1. fl3x May 23, 2011 at 10:48 am

    interesting building!!!! i would love to see graphics and photos in which the function of the facades is shown and explained.same for the other functions like solar shading and mixed uses.
    as an architecture student i this is ot as inspiring as it would be with graphics to explain the functions in detail.

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