Location: Mexico City, Mexico

Type: Commission, office building

Structure: Fair-faced reinforced concrete

Team: Isaac Michan Daniel, Isidoro Michan Guindi, Omar Acevedo, Narcisso Martinez, Arturo Lezama, Denise Peralta, Juan Alan Gonzalez

Status: On hold

Year: 2016 

Michan Architecture studio has completed the design for a new office building located at Av. Chapultepec in Mexico City. The project is planned to start construction in 2017 and to be finished in 2018. 


The design of the project deals with the familiar and unfamiliar, as the tower is a perfect rectangular box, subtlety distorted at precise moments, it splits into four structural legs towards the ground, producing a public plaza and opening the building to its surrounding as well as generating a generous lobby with variable heights for the users. Two of the legs host circulation cores, one is the transfer core form the underground parking floors and the other the core of the building; the other two legs have commercial activates inside. 


Those four elements are made of reinforced concrete and are part of the structure of the building. The facade is a blue regular grid window system on the top part of the building, as it moves down with the legs, it glitches and becomes a distorted grid, matching and disrupting the geometry of the legs. The structure of the tower is based on reinforced concrete on the façade and the legs, producing column free floor plans. The project aims to be a catalyzer for the re-activation for Av. Chapultepec and its surroundings.