Mitikah Office Tower

by | 06. Aug 2012

Feature | Offices | Skyscrapers | Sustainable

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The design of the Mitikah Office Tower reflects the distinct orientation of the site while addressing requirements of sustainability, maximum efficiency and flexibility.

The architectural massing of the building combines a slender and elegant 34-story tower with a transparent and translucent building base. The building lobby, carefully positioned to be visible from all approaches to the site, anchors the building to the exposed retail plaza and to the adjacent commercial space.

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The South and East facades of the tower are composed of a continuous high-performance curtain wall, modulated by subtle folds and reveals, that create a memorable sculptural expression.

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East Elevation

The North and West elevations are composed of a curtain wall system with modular and orthogonal expressions that reference the proportions of the surroundings. All facades of the building boast floor-to-ceiling glass walls with unparalleled views of downtown Mexico City, the surrounding mountains and the central valley.

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A sky garden with an integrated conference pavilion on the 19th floor, and a restaurant and sky-bar on the 34th floor provide unique destinations for the mix-use development.

A six-story underground garage provides joint parking not only for the building but for the other components of the master plan.

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The selection of an efficient curtain wall system with clear and fritted Low-E glass maximizes the use of natural daylight throughout the office building while reducing the solar energy intake. The Mitikah Office Tower is expected to be LEED-certified.
The tower will be part of a mixed use master plan designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and developed by IDEURBAN from Mexico.

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Site Plan

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Ground Floor Plan

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