Arquitectura En Movimiento looks for ways to relieve traffic burden in city of 22 million
Mexico City-based studio Arquitectura En Movimiento (ARQMOV) got three nominations at this year‘s World Architecture Festival in Berlin. In an exclusive interview with TV Architect, two of the studio’s co-founders, Fabio Correa and Eduardo Micha, talked about three diverse projects they presented at WAF: the office interior for the Gobo headquarters, which was implemented in an old warehouse, nicely blending old and new elements; ColiRoma, a residential project that offers public space on the ground floor; and G Smart Lifestyle, a mixed-use scheme that allows people to work and live in the same building.
The architects point to air pollution as one of the most serious problems affecting Mexico City, which has 22 million inhabitants and is plagued with heavy traffic around the clock. Reducing the need to travel to work or for leisure could help. The 10-story G Smart Lifestyle building, for example, offers office on five floors and apartments on the top four. The ground floor features shops. The scheme also has a central courtyard and is close to many cultural attractions, such as museums and a relaxation green zone.
ARQMOV has 20 years of experience working with diverse construction projects, ranging from high-end homes and apartments, commercial buildings and offices to hotels and resorts in Mexico, India and the US, with a focus on service, sustainability and high living standards.