We want to Puro Diseño magazine for publishing our project Zenote, Tulum, Mexico.

The building is a community center in Mexico immersed in nature and evoking the mystical wells of the Yucatan rainforests. Get to know the fabulous Zenote Project Tulum.

Biophilic architecture flourishes in the lush landscape of Tulum, Mexico, in Spanish architecture studio DNA Barcelona’s Zenote project.

The work is immersed in the tropical Mexican jungle and is inspired by and refers to the wells or ‘cenotes’ of ritual use in ancient Tulum.

They are wells located deep in the tropical jungles of Yucatan, underwater rivers ran inside them, and for the ancient Mayan civilization they were considered sacred places.

“From these mythical elements, we developed a project that emerges from the forest, a circular building crowned with vegetation that embraces a central open space full of vegetation that houses the common areas and a large central pool,” say the developers of the mega project under the concept of biophilic architecture.

The façade of what will be the community center in Mexico replicates the natural geological colors and textures of the area.

Zenote Project Tulum covers a total area of ​​just over 21,000 square meters, distributed in eight residential buildings with four floors each.

The first level contains a commercial area, including gastronomic spaces, beach club, swim-ups on the roofs and community pools. And the other three levels present 129 apartments with two, three or four integrated rooms, with a large terrace, private jacuzzi, and all under a blanket of lush vegetation.

The silhouette of the Zenote project proposes a circular complex, with the cenote in the center, uniting the monumental building.

Among other benefits, this arrangement of the building generates a total immersion in the nature of Yucatan, and at the same time generates a special microclimate that reduces the high temperatures of the place.

In this way, cross ventilation reduces the use of air conditioning, which produces a reduction in energy consumption.

Sustainability is another concept of the Zenote Project Tulum “respecting the ecosystem and the biodiversity of the fauna, contributing to the use of natural materials specifically from the Yucatan region, which minimizes the impact of construction and the generation of waste -explain its creators – The concept of water collection is also respected and represents a recovery of river water”.And the DNA team adds that the goal of the project is to find the balance between mind-body-soul “to provide a true escape from everyday life, allowing you to enjoy the Mexican lifestyle.”