Mexico City. Under Construction.
SOMA is developing the master plan and its two stages of construction.
To achieve this iconic project in Mexico City –which will become a relevant point of economic regeneration within its site–, a number of lots were merged on Paseo de la Reforma.
Type Mixed Use
Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
GLA 90,688 sqm
Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
The first stage of this masterplan will comprise three towers and an important public square with a wide commercial area. The first tower will house offices, the second a hotel, and the third will be residential.
From the ground floor up to the third level a shopping mall extends from east to west and will link these three floors, providing continuity and unity to the complex. This volume generates the perception and experience of a pleasant scale for the pedestrian, while enabling urban permeability in the area by integrating the project into the city in every sense.
At street level, the project will not only alter the urban appearance but also promote mobility using alternative modes of transport to the car within its radius of action. In particular, pedestrians and cyclists will benefit from alterations to pedestrian avenues and the widening of sidewalks along the length of the development.
The principal element of this complex, the office tower, will rise up in an imposing and majestic fashion to reach 316 meters high. This tower pursues the LEED® Gold certification. The slender outline will stand out on the Mexico City skyline with a timeless, elegant design.
One of the greatest challenges for the project was the subsoil, which was the principal factor determining most of the construction systems and building processes, such as the barrettes system for the 80-meter-deep foundations and the Top & Down construction system.
The hotel occupies a 44-floor tower to the west of the main office tower, reaching 808 rooms with a built area of 60,000 sqm. On the eastern side of the complex, meanwhile, a 50-floor residential tower will offer 74,000 sqm of space.
It is expected to break ground in 2021, finishing the first stage in 2025. The second stage of the project foresees commercial space expansion towards the west on the first three levels, continuing the same architectural lines of the first stage, with two further towers.
The distribution of the five towers is the result of extensive analysis of their forms of occupation. The solution prioritizes accessibility, permeability, quality of life, solar gain, privacy and user comfort, while at the same time taking best advantage of the views towards Paseo de la Reforma.
Reforma Colón has a positive impact on its immediate context by providing different services to the area that complement and balance the existing ones. At the same time, it generates physical and visual urban improvements that will increase the security and help to renew complementary uses in the surrounding area, enhancing order in the city and enabling users to appropriate the project.