The Tallest Buildings in Mexico
Mexico is home to impressive towers, some of which tan over 900 feet tall. Six of the ten tallest buildings are situated in the country’s capital, Mexico City. The city is fast developing into a sprawling metropolis complete with building towers intended for office and residential space.
The Torre KOI building dominates the skyline of San Pedro Garza Garcia City at 915 feet. Construction of the skyscraper commenced in 2013 and ended in 2017. It was designed by the VFO Arquitectos architectural firm as a mixed residential/office space building. The structural material used was concrete. The building has 69 floors making it the third tallest skyscraper in Latin America. Torre KOI is the most significant feature in the VAO Complex situated in the Valle Oriente neighborhood of the suburb Monterrey. It has nine levels of parking, and it offers impressive views of the surrounding mountains.
Standing at 801 feet is the Torre Reforma, Mexico’s second tallest skyscraper. The building’s construction commenced in 2008 and ended in 2016. At its completion, it was Mexico’s tallest building. It was designed by LBR & A Architectos to have 57 floors which contain retail and office spaces. It has a distinctive triangular shape, and it is regarded as a turning point for contemporary vertical growth in the city. Its sculptural form takes into account environmental, financial, and social factors. The building is designed to be energy and space efficient, and it has LEED Platinum certification.
Torre BBVA Bancomer
The third tallest building in Mexico, the Torre BBVA Bancomer, is also located in Mexico City. The skyscraper is 771 feet tall and has 50 floors. It was completed in 2015 having been started in 2010. The architectural practices involved in its design were Legorreta & Legorreta, and Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners, together acknowledged as LegoRogers. The structural material used was steel, and it was intended for office space. It serves as the headquarters of the nation’s largest bank, BBVA Bancomer. The building features garden terraces and offers the employees an open working environment.
Mexico City is also home to the country’s fourth tallest building. The Torre Mayor is 738 feet high, and it is situated on the Paseo de la Reforma Avenue. By the time it was completed in 2003, it was not only the tallest building in the country but in Latin America as well until the completion of Ocean Two in Panama City in 2010. The skyscraper was designed by Toronto-based Executive Architects Adamson Associates Architects and Zeidler Partnership Architects. It has 55 floors, and it is fitted with 29 elevators. It was designed to withstand seismic events, and it is an intelligent building as well.
Economic development has facilitated the growth of skyscrapers across the major cities in Mexico. Taller structures have already been proposed such as the Torre Insignia, a mixed-use building set to be 330 meters. Its completion is slated for 2019 in Monterrey. The demand for office space has fueled the construction of tall buildings which use less space and maximize the number of available units. Tall urban buildings in Mexico are increasingly embracing green technology and intelligent systems to make them more livable, efficient, sustainable, and innovative.