Foster + Partners Architects
San Pedro Garza García, N.L., México
Our team was commissioned to fabricate and install a 6.5m (21’ 5”) high glass lobby for a 35-story apartment building in San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León. The lobby, designed by Foster + Partners Architects, features intricate steel profiles and an encompassing oval glass layer.
This lobby represents the main access to the tower as a transition space between the public and the private bridging the gap between the public and private areas, creating a sense of transparency and openness.
The main structure of the lobby comprises a series of composite metallic columns and beams designed to conceal the MEP fittings and water drainage pipes. One of the project's challenges was the limited operating height. To overcome this, the rooftop was fabricated first, incorporating all the necessary electrical, lighting, HVAC, and special features. It was then suspended using a series of scaffolds until the columns were installed. On the interior, the columns were covered with steel galvanized sheets and electrostatic paint applied on-site.
The fabrication of the glass shell presented significant challenges due to the intricate curvature of certain components, transitioning from straight planes to curved surfaces. Similarly, the crystal door was specially crafted to follow a curved operational pattern. All of these elements were meticulously prefabricated off-site and subsequently installed by our team experts.
Architect: Foster + Partners Architects
Collaborating Architect: IAARQ
Quantity Surveyor: PMP Consultores