A 50-storey residential tower designed by Zaha Hadid Architects has begun construction in Mexico City. Developer Nemesis Capital commissioned the skyscraper project in 2015 for the Santa Fe business district, an area of the city that includes three universities and regional offices for Microsoft, Apple, Sony, Amazon and Roche.

Bora Residential Tower, image by LabTop via Zaha Hadid Architects

The tower will climb next to the new La Mexicana park, which contains 28 hectares of green space, recreational space and lakes. The building has been designed to take advantage of this neighbouring asset by maximizing natural light and ventilation. 

Bora Residential Tower, image by LabTop via Zaha Hadid Architects

The 220-unit building will be the highest residential tower in Mexico City, packing its interiors with one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans. Apartments are surrounded by balconies, giving residents outdoor living spaces that capitalize on the city's subtropical climate.

Lobby rendering, image by LabTop via Zaha Hadid Architects

Six distinct apartment layouts inform the folds and pleats that comprise the profile and composition of the tower. The building tapers inwards at its base to devote areas for leisure, recreation and entertainment, all positioned underneath "swirling" canopies." Street-level shops and restaurants are designed to contribute to the vibrant Santa Fe district. 

No completion date for the tower has yet been announced. Additional information can be found in the Database file linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion or share your photos? Check out the associated Forum thread or leave a comment in the field provided at the bottom of this page.

Related Companies:  Nemesis Capital, Zaha Hadid Architects