Reforma Avenue has been one of Mexico City’s main avenues since the second half of the 19th century, and is one of the most important avenues and city hallmarks due to its symbolic value and urban quality.
R432, on Reforma Avenue, has achieved the best construction conditions for its type of building. It is a project that fully embraces its urban condition. The building opens up to the street, and the street, fully guaranteeing safety, comfort and privacy enters into the building.
By uniting 12 lots of land we have a single lot stretching from Reforma Avenue, to Tokio Street, opening up the possibility of turning Manchester Street into a pedestrian walkway, giving the side facade a singular urban quality.
Of the 54 floors of R432, 3 are reserved for commerce and luxurious restaurants, offering their services to the occupants living on the higher levels of the tower while connecting them with the city, rich with experiences of an urban environment. In total, 12 floors will be dedicated to offices and parking and 28 for residences. The 5 basements of the tower will be reserved for residence parking. There will also be floors dedicated to technical operations as well as recreation and entertainment of the inhabitants, including a gym, play area, swimming pool, massage area and jogging track.
The top 10 levels of the tower will host the Buddha Bar Hotel, which promises to be one of the city’s most enviable locations, enriching the lifestyle of the tower’s inhabitants.
This skyscraper doesn’t just multiply the base area by its number of floors; it also intensifies the potential for the use of the building. The greatest challenge is not just to pile one floor on top of the other, but rather to imply them with one another, or better yet, to complicate them into each other.
The tower is divided into blocks or zones, that are identified by a theme or rather by an ambiance based on Gaston Bachelard’s Imagination of Matter; each of them implying colors, textures, smells and sounds. Starting from the ground up; Earth, Stone, Metal, Crystal, Water, Rain, Seeds, Plants, and Fire.
Starting from the basic 70 square meter unit that is generated by the structure of the tower, the housing elements can be made by combining two, three or more of these units; horizontally, vertically or in a combination of both, allowing for different spatial and functional configurations. In this way, the R432 housing units can occupy several levels and enjoy different views, creating a unique combination that will set it apart from the rest.
Status: Under Construction
Location: México, MX