BNKR concept for earthscraper in Mexico City
An interesting solution to creating high-density structures in an historical city centre. The ‘earthscraper’ is an inverted pyramid reaching 65 stories (1,000ft) below the ground designed by Mexico City-based architects BNKR Arquitectura.
The mixed use structure would house office space, apartments, shops and a museum. The flat roof is glass covering a 2,600sq ft hole in the city’s main square, allowing light into an atrium space which reaches to the tip of the pyramid.
A dramatic solution to inner city problems with space and planning regulations. One wonders if this sci-fi vision could ever be a realistic option. It is kind of an inverted version of the Shard tower currently rising at London Bridge, or Deptford X, the latest building project by PLAZA…