The Neruda Tower is a mixed-use office building designed by the Japanese firm SANAA located in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
Neruda Tower by SANAA Technical Information
- Architects1 : Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA) | SANAA Profile
- Executive Architect: Bernardo Gomez Pimienta
- Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
- Building Uses: Mixed-use: Office, Parking garage, Residential, Retail
- Structural Types: Highrise / Concrete core
- Site Area: 3,200 m2
- Height: 110 meter / 25 stories
There is a generic quality to white that we like.
– Kazujo Sejima
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Neruda Tower is an office building located in 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. On the one hand, since the coatings are absorbed into one mass during cloudy days, the building has a monolithic form, but on the other hand, on sunny days, light reflects, giving depth to the volume.
Neruda Tower by SANAA Plans
- Developer: Grupo Quest
- Consultors: ARUP
- Engineering: SAPS/Sasaki and Partners/CDB