Zaha Hadid Architects Begins Work on Mexico City’s “Highest Residential Tower”
The Bora Residential Tower is being built in Santa Fe, a major business district in the west of Mexico City. The 280 thousand square meters La Mexicana park lies adjacent as well as three universities and the regional offices of Fortune 500 firms including the likes of Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon.
Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) was given a prime location for the building, beside the Mexicana park and in walking distance to schools, theatres, cafes and restaurants. It will also be near to the new Santa Fe Transit Hub, which will offer a quick connection to the city's metro network.
As the area is suited to a range of potential buyers, like families, retirees and young professionals, the British firm designed the building with six different layouts, which are arranged as separate sections around the central circulation.
The tallest of the sextet will have over 50 storeys – a feat that ZHA claims will make it the "highest residential tower in Mexico City". In total, the building will include 200 apartments of one, two and three bedrooms.
Each will have two glazed sides to make the most of natural light and views to the surroundings. These will open onto private terraces so that residents can enjoy the mild, subtropical climate.
Newly released renderings show that the balconies will have a triangular profile, and be offset from one another so as not to block light to levels below.
The tower tapers inwards at the base, as the corner edge skirts out over 10 stories to form canopies over public space below. The multi-level space underneath will be occupied by restaurants and shops facing onto the street. Renderings show a glazed entrance, leading into an atrium with marble-like walls. The levels wrapping the space will be occupied by seating areas.