该项目位于Santa Maria la Ribera社区，建于60年代末。建筑师以造福居民和环境为前提，在保护和抢救文化遗产的同时，对其进行合理开发。该地区的人口逐渐密集化，并且由于其历史感且靠近市中心，吸引了一批想要住在文化和经济中心附近的年轻人。
Dr. Atl 285 was built in the late ’60s. It is located in the neighborhood of Santa Maria la Ribera. This building exemplifies the proper exploitation of heritage under the premise of bringing benefits to the population and the environment while preserving and rescuing cultural legacy. The area where it is located is undergoing a densification process, and due to its proximity to the city center, it holds a historical character that has attracted a young population that intends to live near cultural and economic centers.
▼项目外观，appearance © Jaime Navarro/Arturo Arrieta
The original building’s use also implied a challenge for the design and location of circulations, which were placed on the backyard patio, using a permeable construction system that allows natural light to pass through. With a triangular geometry for balconies and the corridor system’s replica, it was possible to preserve the original façade profile without affecting the apartments’ lighting.
▼通透的三角形阳台，不影响公寓采光，translucent triangle balconies，without affecting the apartments’ lighting © Jaime Navarro/Arturo Arrieta
▼从室内看向三角阳台，view from the interior to triangle balconies © Jaime Navarro/Arturo Arrieta
▼细节，details © Jaime Navarro/Arturo Arrieta
A water treatment plant was placed under the old courtyard to eliminate drainage discharges. It recirculates 100% of the water used. On top, a tree garden welcomes users creating the feeling of a park, regenerating the air quality of the entire building.
▼旧庭院，设置水处理设备，the old courtyard，placing a water treatment plant © Jaime Navarro/Arturo Arrieta
▼屋顶花园顶视图，top view of the roof garden © Jaime Navarro/Arturo Arrieta
The biggest challenge for Dr. Atl 285 was integrating its inhabitants within the social tissue of the neighborhood. The use, of outdoor spaces, such as patios and the rooftop, created common areas that encourage coexistence. Furthermore, it improved the user experience while adding architectural value and promoting a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle. The roof garden is used as an urban garden. It produces food for all users while causing a social connection among all the neighbors, which demonstrate the adaptability of architecture in the existing resources, the regenerative potential of the city, and the ability to generate sustainable projects nowadays. All this to preserve the cultural and architectural heritage through the restoration of these constructions and projects, not only to maintain the presence of each neighborhood but also to reduce the environmental impact of real estate development.This vision and circumstances made the project evolve into a much more sustainable version of itself than was originally expected. A water treatment plant that helps save up to 45% of water, a tree garden on the ground floor and a vegetable garden on the roof, combined with the rest of the strategies involved, make Dr. Atl 285 excel in terms of sustainability, turning it into an outstanding example among projects of its kind.
▼居民可以参与种植，健康可持续，residents can participate in planting，healthy and sustainable © Jaime Navarro/Arturo Arrieta
▼从屋顶回看城市，looking back on the city from the roof © Jaime Navarro/Arturo Arrieta
The building was designed based on a reticular structure of reinforced concrete beams and columns, due to its previous industrial vocation, creating diaphanous spaces without dividing walls.A configuration system was proposed to take advantage of the geometry in the existing structure, relying on placing cubic elements of wood to provide private areas and also to generate a modular design that could be replicated according to the different programs, sizes, and configurations in order to meet the market’s needs.
▼没有隔墙的通透空间，diaphanous spaces without dividing walls © Jaime Navarro/Arturo Arrieta
▼模块化方形木块，可以根据不同的项目、尺度和布局进行复制组装，modular cubic elements of wood，can be replicated according to the different programs, sizes, and configurations © Jaime Navarro/Arturo Arrieta
Location: Santa Maria la Ribera, Mexico City, Mexico
Completion year: 2019
Gross square footage: 3,600 m2
Architect: Alfonso Quiñones – BAAQ´
BAAQ´: Jalil Miguel, Alfonso Sodi, Gerardo Reyes Retana
Contractors: Factor Eficiencia
Photographers: Jaime Navarro/ Arturo Arrieta