The mixed-use projects are one of the most commonly used trends in today’s urban development. They aim to optimize space and reduce the impact of land value by combining multiple uses such as retail, residential and office building within a hotel establishments.
One of the great architectural trends that has developed in an accelerated pase around the world is the “mixed-use” because, besides luxury and extraordinary spaces, it helps reduce environmental pollution and achieve a better quality of life.
Here are the five most impressive mixed use projects in the world:
– Burj Khalifa (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Its 828 meters gives this building the title of the tallest skyscraper in the world. This mixed-use project has 163 levels distributed in corporate suites, residences, hospitality areas, offices, gourmet restaurants and a gazebo. Additionally, it has the highest service elevators on the planet.
– Abraj Al-Bait Towers, Mecca (Saudi Arabia)
With 601 meters, this set of mixed-use buildings has residences, hotels, spaces for retail and other areas designated for leisure and business. It has a capacity for 70 thousand people, besides having the largest clock in the world, which is illuminated by two million LED lights.
– Taipei 101 (Taipei, Taiwan)
Besides being the fifth tallest building in the world with its 508 meters, the Taipei 101 has 106 levels where you can find restaurants, banks, a Page One bookstore and cafeterias, among other common areas. In addition, this building has the fastest elevators in the world.
– Shanghai World Financial Center, (Shanghai, China)
This mixed-use tower has 492 meters. It is the second tallest building in Shanghai and has received several international awards for its design, thanks to the opening at its tip tip as a solution to reduce the pressure of the wind on the building. Today, its uses are intended for retail. It has a museum, an observatory, a hotel and multiple office space. Its design was intended as one of the solutions for the wind pressure exerted on the building.
– Zifeng Tower (Nankin, China)
This mixed use skyscraper has 450 meters and over 66 levels distributed for retail, offices, restaurants, a hotel and a public observatory located in the highest part of the tower.
In Colombia Ospinas is a leader in mixed-use projects development with projects in Cartagena and Santa Marta such as Plaza Bocagrande and Zazué.
In the area of Pozos Colorados in Santa Marta, Ospinas is finishing the development of the first mixed-use complex of city integrating housing and retail. Zazué Condominium -located just five minutes from the best beaches in the country, close to the Irotama and Zuana- will have four towers of 15 levels with 225 apartments.
In addition to having all the comforts of a modern housing complex, Zazué Condominium is part of the already opened Zazué Plaza shopping center.
On the other hand, in Cartagena, Ospinas continues with the development of the Plaza Bocagrande complex, the first mixed-use project of the city that already has established itself as an icon of exclusivity and innovation in the country, which is integrated by the Plaza Bocagrande shopping center (opened in October 2014), the first Hyatt Regency hotel in Colombia with 261 rooms; 74 Hyatt Regency Residences tourist apartments, which will be located in the last nine floors of the Hyatt hotel; and the tower of the exclusive h2 Condominium, a modern project in architecture and design that is at the forefront of the development of residential spaces in Cartagena, consisting of 120 luxury apartments that rise from the 14th floor to the 28th floor, above the mall.