Torre BBVA Bancomer
Award of Merit
Owner BBVA Bancomer
Contractors Turner International LLC; Marhnos
Lead Designer LegoRodgers
Structural Engineers Arup; Colinas de Buen S.A. de C.V.
Civil Engineer Ingeniería Experimental
MEP Engineer Arup
The $253-million Torre BBVA Bancomer combines the heritage of Mexican architecture with sustainable design to create a new landmark on the skyline of Mexico City. The result is a 50-story office building that Global Best Projects judges saw as a more thoughtful, user-oriented workplace.
The tower can house up to 4,500 employees. It offers sky gardens on every ninth floor, a terraced employee restaurant, an auditorium, an exhibition space, a helipad and attached parking. The LEED Gold design includes passive solar-protection systems, rainwater recycling, energy-efficient lighting and passive heating and cooling.
Created by a multinational team, the project lineup included companies from the U.S., Mexico, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, the Philippines, Spain and China. The design grew out of a partnership between international firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Mexico-based Legorreta + Legorreta. The resulting building colocates different banking functions to promote collaboration, improve communication and establish connectivity, while creating an architecturally significant symbol for BBVA Bancomer in Mexico.