High Park

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High Park is a building for the city, designed to take full advantage of its geographic location and to foster the interaction between occupants on a daily basis reinforcing a stronger sense of community

Location
Monterrey, Mexico
Client
Gesta Desarrollos S.A. de C.V./ Gesta Domus S.A. de C.V.
Year
2015
Status
Areas of Exploration
Construction Area
35,000 square meters (376,737 square feet)
Partners
Rojkind Arquitectos (Michel Rojkind and Gerardo Salinas)

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High Park is located on the outskirts of the northern city of Monterrey, Mexico, surrounded by the majestic Sierra Madre Oriental Range. The project is designed to take full advantage of its geographic location and to help mitigate the extreme climatic conditions.

Site plan © Rojkind Arquitectos

Photo © Jaime Navarro Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos

“Opposite to what developers would do, High Park is a building for the city, as it opens its public plaza as a space to be used by the daily activities. The terraces from the offices and apartments foster the interaction between occupants on a daily basis reinforcing a stronger sense of community.”
Michel Rojkind

Model © Rojkind Arquitectos

Photo © Jaime Navarro Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos

The building steps back as a way of integrating the building into the pedestrian realm, a recurring design concern for Rojkind Arquitectos. The residents and visitors alike can enjoy the resulting outdoor shaded space.

Photo © Jaime Navarro Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos

In order to protect itself from the intensive sun, the floor plates shift from one to the other playing a game of light and shadow. At the same time, the use of local stone on the façade, worked by local craftsmen, keeps the building cooler and creates a dynamic appearance that changes as the sun moves across the horizon.

Photo © Jaime Navarro Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos

The project offers outdoor terraces for each apartment due to the strict setback restrictions of the site, capitalizing on the views of the adjacent mountains.

Photo © Jaime Navarro Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos

Photo © Jaime Navarro Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos

“People enjoy the convenience of a house for its connection to a garden, or exterior spaces, which normally some apartments lack of. By having a project which integrates, not only terraces but real gardens even at the upper levels, we have achieved an experience unique to Monterrey.”
Michel Rojkind

Model © Rojkind Arquitectos

Elevations © Rojkind Arquitectos

High Park consists of a total of ten levels above grade and three and a half levels of underground parking. The first two levels are dedicated to commercial retail, with the remaining eight levels dedicated to luxury apartments. Within these eight residential levels, recreational and entertainment spaces will be provided for the residents including a pool, gym, and spa. The thirty-two apartments will range in size from 250 square meters to 650 square meters.

Photo © Jaime Navarro Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos

Model © Rojkind Arquitectos

Photo © Jaime Navarro Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos

Photo © Jaime Navarro Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos

The building serves as a platform for additional creative input. Local designers including Edmundo Salinas, Ernesto Vela Ruiz, and Mauricio De la Garza Clariond have been invited to make each apartment unique, using different styles that can appeal to different market segments. Each apartment has a different layout and configuration, offering a wide range of internal distributions from a one level apartment to a two-story apartment.

Photo © Jaime Navarro Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos

Model © Rojkind Arquitectos

Photo ©Jaime Navarro Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos

Photo © Jaime Navarro Courtesy of Rojkind Arquitectos

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