Amira District, Tulum, Mexico | DNA Barcelona Architects | World Design Awards 2021

DNA Barcelona Architects: Winner of World Design Awards 2021. “Amira District, Tulum, Mexico”, represents a Residential Complex, mostly surrounded by vegetation and nature which provide with unique sensations throughout different available experiences. Each Building Unit will act as a community with 54 apartments of 1&2&3 bedrooms. The project is designed for the environment of great tourist and scenic value in a natural location in the Yucatan region next to the Atlantic Ocean.

The luxury community spaces are integrated into Nature, thus the complex offers jungle gardenscommunity pools with connected channels, magical outdoor living spacessun beds areas integrated in the river, multipurpose pavilions and sports equipment as well as interconnected rooftop pools, gym / yoga areas on deck, and finally provision of outdoor parking. Every element of the building is destinated to relax and enjoy the nature of the place, so the residents feel a peace of mind, a balance between body & soul.

“Amira District” bases its design on the communion between the natural environment and a contrasting geometry with it. The facade emulates the movement of the waves creating dynamism and the material of the facade is indigenous bamboo. The architecture merges with the Nature entering inside the building and going up to the roof top where the social life of each community is flourishes with its unique experiences such as spa, gym, and “bridge pools”.

Ground floor is destined to the location of so many natural elements and communal spaces, provides a private swim-up and garden that communicates with the central area that, like a river-park, runs through the entire city.

The set of buildings is arranged in a way that promotes the inclusion of the access spaces in the set of the exterior space, allowing that architecture to be understood as something that could coexist with nature since ancient times. A mimetism with the forms of nature is searched from the exterior, so that everything comes as a whole, offering to the whole the own dynamism of the movement of the trees with the wind.

Project Details
DNA Barcelona Architects

Project Name
Amira District, Tulum, Mexico

DNA Barcelona Architects

World Design Awards Category
Residential Concept

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DNA Barcelona Architects


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DNA BARCELONA is a studio of Architecture, Planning, Landscape, Interiors, and Design, that develops projects with a high calibre of innovation within a global strategy of internationalization. The office is currently involved in a large number of projects throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East for institutional, healthcare, educational, residential, commercial and other singular projects.  We are a creative and multidisciplinary team formed by excellent professionals led by the Architect: Aryanour Djalali.