Televisa Mixed Use Building
To mark their presence in the city the Televisa company was looking for a new image and an icon building.
The new building occupies a trapezoidal urban plot in the dense complexity of downtown México City. The building, together with the adjacent eight-story executive office building and a TV transmission tower, create a new urban condition.
The program called for an integration of diverse functions: a
parking garage, an employee cafeteria for dining, parties and
concerts, executive dining facilities, conference rooms,
recreational facilities, and office space for media services, union
relations, and banking services.Responding to the complexities of
its dense urban locale, an elliptical shell enclosure defines a
continuous space where social activities take place, both outside
The shell provides many functions: on the exterior it shelters
the building from the dense vehicular noise of the adjacent traffic
artery, reduces afternoon sun exposure inside the building, and
provides outdoor public space. In the interior, it houses most of
the buildings' diverse programs with its sweeping form being most
dramatic in the cafeteria.
Facts about Televisa Mixed Use Building
Taller de Enrique Norten Arquitectos
Jesus Alfredo Dominguez
Héctor L. Gámiz
Maria Carmen Zeballos
Ove Arup + Partners, New York.
Colinas de Buen, S.A., México.
AMS Derby inc.- Robert Harbinson.
PYC.,S.A..-Ing. Leopoldo Liberman
President Ing. Carlos César
Televisa S.A. de C.V.
Last updated: January 14, 2013