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 and inside.
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.
The exterior base is clad with black concrete panels, the roof in Alucobond panels of varying dimension.