Architecture
ALTABRISA DEPARTMENT STORE
Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico

The design for the façade of one of Mexico’s leading department stores, in Plaza Altabrisa, Villahermosa, Tabasco, lends the building a complex and appealing image. This is achieved by means of a system of five kinds of spiral-shaped precast concrete pieces, with four or five sections each, depending on their height. They all spin 180° on their own axis, and each section turns between 36° and 45° depending on where it is located. Thus the façade is constantly shifting. Added to this is the changing natural light during the day and artificial light at nighttime, creating a play of light and shadow that further accentuates the structure’s mutable nature. The choice of primary material also obeys the needs of the tropical, hot, and humid climate. Concrete is highly resistant to these conditions and ages well.

 

The system of moving pieces covering this department store adds to the structure’s dynamism and visual appeal.



Créditos:
Martín Pérez / Liverpool Team Head of Planning
Jorge Ignacio Leautaud / Head of Construction
Iliana Dávila / Corporate Project Manager
César Guzmán / Construction Manager
Paola Cárdenas, Mauricio Ruiz / Project Leader
José Luis Velasco / Project Coordinator
Juan Alberto Maldonado / Construction Leader
Ricardo Guzmán / Construction Coordinator

IÑAKI ECHEVERRIA [urbanismo paisaje arquitectura]
Iñaki Echeverría / Design Director
Iván Parra, Josué Lee, Osvaldo Estrada, Jonathan Hajar, Javier Marroquín, Roberto Fuerte, Guillermo López, Jorge Durán, Daniela González, Leonel Alcántara, Fredy E. Lamadrid, Rafael Brioso, Israel Meneses, Fernanda Téllez, Xochitl Zúñiga, Víctor García

Precast Concrete
ARQME / FAPRESA

Interior Façade Manufacturer
OASIS Workshop / CASALA

Store interior design
FRCH design worldwide