Alongside the structure stands an 8-storey car park with a 900 square metre roof garden. The primary requirement when creating the raised outdoor area was to choose highly durable products capable of withstanding the wear that inevitably occurs in external spaces. In particular, the waterproofing solutions from Hydrotech-USA guarantee a lifetime of around 50 years, while the raised floor was built using systems supplied by Belgian firm Buzon Pedestal International, including around 7,000 PB* series screwjack pedestals with heights of between 15 and 485 mm.
Maximum comfort in all interior spaces is guaranteed by the 360 degree panoramic view and the natural light filtering in through the low-emissivity glass facades.
Soaring above the vibrant heart of Mexico City, close to the intersection between Avenida Insurgentes and Avenida Chapultepec, stands a recently-constructed tower building that is intended to serve as a driver of economic growth. The building is strategically located at a nerve centre and major transport hub of Mexico’s capital and stands out in particular for its iconic configuration and topography.
Designed by Mexican architects Sholem and Yoram Cimet, Torre Glorieta 20 epitomises the process of urban regeneration that has transformed Mexico’s capital after years of decay, finally enabling the area to fulfil its potential through targeted interventions and huge private and government investments.
The tower rises 26 storeys to a height of 118 metres and extends over a floor area of 60,000 square metres. It consists mainly of offices and has an eco-friendly architectural structure that attains excellent standards of energy saving, in particular the exacting requirements of LEED Platinum certification.
The structure has a distinctive inwardly-arching shape that appears to visually embrace the surrounding area and its complex, irregular urban fabric.
The triple-height lobby with its striking nocturnal lighting is directly accessible from the nearby public transport stop by means of a walkway surrounded by vegetation.
Further value is added by the presence of a double-height multifunctional auditorium intended for multiple uses.