Colonia Hipódromo, Condesa
42,623 sq ft.
CYTA is located in the heart of the Hipódromo Condesa, one of Mexico City’s most vibrant and constantly evolving urban neighborhoods.
The CYTA building and apartments are designed to provide an intimate haven from the dynamic energy of its surroundings.
The balconies and terraces on its façade overflow with potted plants that are built into the core design, a screen of Irving ironwork and subdued framing. As the façade blends into its surroundings and the trees gracing the street, the urban vegetation intertwines with the building’s trailing greenery to produce a verdant exterior harmony for the building and its users. The building respectfully integrates into its urban surroundings.
A neighboring property has been designated a heritage site, and we adapted this volume in a striking gesture of integration. To ensure that the adjacent façade remains unobstructed, we seamlessly integrated the front sections of each building and laced both façades together on the upper levels.
The building has 25 units, all of which feature natural ventilation and lighting. Most are single-level units with balconies, while others feature a two-level design. The ground floor units also have small vegetable plots. The roof garden at the top of the CYTA is a common area and features barbeque grills, lounge chairs and a bar. The space is ideal for spending time with friends and family, or simply relaxing without leaving home; the spacious exterior provides a panoramic view of its excellent location.
The finishes and building materials are basic, pure and honest, and provide classic and enduring elements that will withstand the test of time.
CYTA has established its niche in the city by offering an urban lifestyle and a coherent design environment from the smallest details to the building’s total design concept, resulting in a project with added value for its users and the city.
Jaime Micha Balas + Jacobo Micha Mizrahi in collaboration with ATIKO Arquitectos / Alberto Balas.
Ernesto Rossell, Elihu Vázquez.
ARCHETONIC + ATIKO
Casablanca y Aldo Moreno