- A triangular shaped mixed use building, designed to give tenants views of Chapultepec Park
- Able to withstand an earthquake of 8.5 on the Richter scale
Rising 244m (800ft) on Mexico City’s famous Paseo de la Reforma, Torre Reforma (Reforma Tower) will be the tallest building in Latin America. When completed in late 2011, the US$100m tower also aims to be one of the greenest.
The 57-storey tower is a mixed-use project with approximately 475,000ft2 of floor space for offices, a conference centre, a sports facility and retail space.
Ten below-ground levels will house parking and building services systems. Its triangular shape is designed to give tenants optimum views of nearby Chapultepec Park. The tower’s slimness will contribute to energy efficiency goals by maximising the use of natural light to illuminate interior spaces and permitting the building to be naturally ventilated when outdoor conditions are favourable.
Project sponsors hope that its sustainable design and energy-saving systems will help the tower to achieve international LEED® Platinum designation, the first in Latin America.
Designed for Mexico City’s high seismic activity, the building will be able to withstand a magnitude 8.5 earthquake, making it one the most secure buildings in the region.
Arup is providing structural and complete building services engineering (mechanical, electrical and plumbing), along with consulting services for fire protection and life safety, façades, acoustics, sustainability and LEED certification.