Torre Reforma by LBR&A Arquitectos | ITSLIQUID

Torre Reforma by LBR&A Arquitectos

Architecture | August 5, 2016 |

Torre Reforma by LBR&A ArquitectosImage courtesy of LBR&A Arquitectos

Torre Reforma by LBR&A Arquitectos

LBR&A Arquitectos has completed a three-sided skyscraper in the heart of Mexico City that rises 246 metres, making it the tallest tower in the sprawling metropolis. The 57-storey Torre Reforma is situated on Paseo de la Reforma, a wide avenue that runs through the city’s urban core. The skyscraper is located in a diverse neighbourhood and looks toward the 686-hectare Chapultepec Park – regarded as the largest city park in the Western Hemisphere.

 

Torre Reforma by LBR&A ArquitectosImage courtesy of LBR&A Arquitectos

 

Torre Reforma is one of the leading skyscrapers in a developing area where many others are yet to come,” said LBR&A Arquitectos, a local firm led by architect Benjamin Romano. Encompassing 87,000 square metres of floor area, the building contains offices and retail space. It is organised into 14 four-storey clusters, conceived as “buildings within a building”. Each cluster has its own interior garden.

 

Torre Reforma by LBR&A ArquitectosImage courtesy of LBR&A Arquitectos

 

Given its relatively small footprint of 2,800 square metres, the tower marks “a turning point in vertical urban growth in the megalopolis of Mexico City“, said the architects. Its sculptural shape was derived from various factors, including environmental concerns. The tower is composed of two concrete walls that form a sharp edge where they meet. The upper portion is chamfered, resulting in a triangular surface. Slits in the walls enable natural light to enter the gardens inside the building.

 

more. lbr.com

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below






    RELATED POSTS


    SLUIS

    Architecture | June 14, 2024

    Located between the dense city and the vast landscapes on the edge of Amsterdam, the new Sluishuis is shaped by its complex surroundings at once close to large infrastructure and to small-scale urban settlements. Read more


    FLOATING GLASS MUSEUM

    Architecture | June 10, 2024

    Architecture firm Luca Curci Architects presents Floating Glass Museum, a groundbreaking project where the boundaries between art and nature blur and the water becomes a canvas for contemporary expression. The project has been conceived in collaboration with Giulia Tassi Design and an international team of architects and designers with the support of artificial intelligence. Read more


    TROPICAL MODERNISM: ARCHITECTURE AND INDEPENDECE

    Architecture | May 18, 2024

    The V&A will stage a major architecture exhibition on the architectural style of Tropical Modernism. In the late 1940s, British architects Jane Drew and Maxwell Fry Read more


    BREATH OF AN ARCHITECT

    Architecture | March 28, 2024

    From December 9, 2023 to April 21, 2024, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain presents Breath of an Architect, an exhibition especially created for the institution by architect Bijoy Jain Read more


    Sign up for our Newsletter.

    Enter your email to receive our latest updates!