Zeidler Partnership Architects Interview Part 7: Earthquakes



Engineering Mexico’s safest building: the black art of designing for earthquakes.

Qasim Virjee
Zeidler Partnership Architects, Carolina Eyzaguirre, Elise Hodson, Qasim Virjee
March 2006
Mexico City, MEXICO
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Engineering Mexico’s safest building: the black art of designing for earthquakes. Eley: "here were three architects involved, all told. There needed to be a local Mexican architect and for each discipline – structural, mechanical, etc. and such – there were local engineers employed as well as engineers that Reichmann most often had dealt with." Dalibor: "I think it’s the engineers’ rather unique way – and it’s up for the jury to decide whether it’s the correct way or not – in our case it saved a lot of steel and other technical issues were simplified."


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