Mexico City represents one of the most important cultural and commercial centers in Latin America. As the city’s economy continues to thrive, it is our intention to develop a project that is sensitive to the history of Mexico and its rich architectural legacy. Reforma Towers will be located along Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City. This distinguished Boulevard was designed to commemorate the history of the Americas and has become a major commercial thoroughfare that cuts diagonally across the city. Sitting boldly along this Boulevard, the proposed development is a mixed-use building complex designed by Richard Meier & Partners and developed by Diametro Arquitectos. The new development is comprised of two buildings unified by a base. An iconic 40-story mixed-use tower that will accommodate a range of programs; such as high end offices, retail space, restaurants, a fitness center and space for parking. In addition, a 27 floor Hotel tower that follows the same design principles as its counterpart will complement the activities of the complex. The overall design of the project considers the current constraints of the city while accounting for the possibility of future development and change of its surroundings. The project’s design operations challenge typical tower conventions. By strategically carving a central void through the tower volume, structure and program become redistributed into unconventional yet efficient configurations. The new possibilities of this internal logic are reflected on the exterior through volumetric cut-outs. A gesture that allows maximizing internal natural light and natural ventilation within the center of the office floor spaces improving transparency and emphasizes views of the historic city center and Reforma Boulevard. The iconic image of the new Reforma Towers will establish a dynamic relationship between the buildings and the existing fabric of Mexico City; while creating a visual statement which defies traditional tower typologies.
Photo credits: Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP.