Vitro supplies architectural glass for Samara

Vitro has supplied a total of 50,112 sq.m. of glass and low-E windows for the façades of the buildings of the architectural complex Samara, being erected in Santa Fe, which will house corporate offices, cinemas, restaurants, a shopping mall and a five star hotel.

With a construction surface of 70,000 sq.m., the architectural complex Samara is being erected in Santa Fe, the business centre and urban development area of Mexico’s capital city. The three towers of this project will house corporate offices, cinemas, restaurants, a shopping mall and a five star hotel.
Vitro supplied a total of 50,112 sq.m. of Duovent Termik units formed with Vitrospan-grafik glass on Klare and low-E windows for the façades of the buildings. In addition, Vitro provided another 1,000 sq.m. of grey Vitrospan tempered glass for applications in railings.
These volumes make Samara the largest glazing project in which the company has ever participated in Mexico.
“We managed to solve the original doubts about the thermal efficiency and aesthetics required for this architectural project. We were also the best option in terms of our technological capability to produce modular units as large as those required between the floors of the project, due to their specifications calling for 4-metre high sections. Also, our logistical proposals met the customer’s expectations in very adequate time frames to meet their building schedule,” says Alejandro Leal, Value-Added Commercial Manager at Vitro.
The contribution from Vitro’s Architectural Design Center was critical in the definition of the engineering for the façades of this project. It proposed details for the holding brackets and offered several different samples and designs for the silk screen printing on the glass to the complete satisfaction of the architects and even set up real size samples so that they could appreciate how the building would look in reality.
Samara was developed by Diámetro Arquitectos in collaboration with Cherem-Serrano Arquitectos and Arquitec.