The Neruda Tower is a mixed use office building designed by the Japanese firm SANAA located in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
Neruda Tower by SANAA technical information
- Architects : Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA) | SANAA Profile
- Executive Architect : Bernardo Gomez Pimienta
- Location : Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
- Developer : Grupo Quest
- Consultors : ARUP
- Engineering : SAPS/Sasaki and Partners/CDB
- Building Uses : Mixed use: Office, Parking garage, Residential, Retail
- Structural Types : Highrise / Concrete core
- Status : Cancelled
- Floor Count : 25
- Site Area : 3,200 m2
- Hight : 110 meter
There is a generic quality to white that we like.
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Neruda Tower Article
Neruda Tower is an office building located in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco with a height of 25 levels. Its main use was planned to be for office space and it would allocate residential areas and a private club in the top three levels. The ground floor was targeted for banks, businesses.
As the building gains height, the facade setback one meter every floor on all four sides of the building. This generates four different facades which have a terrace at each level. The relationship between core, cladding and facade change the atmosphere of the office spaces. In the one had, during cloudy days, since the coatings are absorbed into one mass, the building has a monolithic form, but in the other hand, on sunny days, light reflects giving depth to the volume.