Surrounded by some of the nation's most impressive monuments, the Paseo de la Reforma is undoubtedly Mexico City's spine, crossing through the heart of the 21-million-inhabitant metropolis. Ever since the municipality implemented a renewal scheme in 2003, the tree-lined street is in the midst of a major urban renaissance, with not only new gardens and trees sprouting along the arterial, but also several highrise office towers. In the Cuauhtémoc area, Fondo Hexa, S.A. de C.V. is currently erecting what has recently become Mexico's tallest edifice, the Torre Reforma.

Torre Reforma, image via LBR&A Architects

The 246-metre tower, characterized by a diamond-shaped upper portion and concrete cladding on three of its facades, will eventually bring 45,000 square metres of leasable office space across 57 floors. Fourteen clusters of three floors each will enable future tenants to rent ample and continuous spaces at once, while the digital Hexa Concierge service will facilitate business operations such as the pre-registration of guests and the booking of the common areas. 

Torre Reforma is partially cladded with concrete panels, image via LBR&A Architects

Indeed, a series of public and private amenities throughout the building will anchor the Torre Reforma in its surroundings. At street level, a historic mansion was integrated into the project and transformed into a commercial destination connecting with the innovative Food Hall concept situated on the first underground level of the tower. Further up, a sky lobby comprising an auditorium with a 120-person capacity, meeting rooms rentable by the hour, reception halls for up to 200 people at a time, and a fully-equipped 2,500-square-metre gym conceived to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle for the tower's employees.

Food Hall at Torre Reforma, image via LBR&A Architects

The new skyscraper designed by LBR&A Architects is also a model of environmentally friendly architecture, a growing trend in the booming city. Targeting LEED Platinum certification, the southwest side of the highrise will be coated with a Duovent glass façade, consisting of two layers of glazing to improve the building's thermal and sound insulation. Finally, 80% of the materials used for the Torre Reforma's construction are produced locally, with 20% of them being recycled products.

The 1930s-built Casona is being integrated to the base of Torre Reforma, image retrieved via Google Maps Streetview

Upon completion sometime this year, te Torre Reforma will become a new landmark for Latin America's most important business district. In the meantime, additional images and information about the project 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 at the bottom of this page. 

Related Companies:  Bovis Lend Lease, Fondo Hexa, S.A. de C.V., LBR&A Architectos