Mexico Home to the Most Innovative Building in the World

Torre Reforma, a 57-story building located in Mexico City, was recognized as the most innovative skyscraper in the world during the 2018 International Highrise Award ceremony, which took place in Frankfurt, Germany. More than 36 properties from 15 countries participated in the competition, and the jury was made up of architects, structural engineers and specialists in real estate development, who determined the winner unanimously.

Currently, Torre Reforma is the highest complex in the country, at more than 805 feet, and stands out for the triangular shape of its upper part. It is located on Paseo de la Reforma and was designed by Mexican architect Benjamín Romano. It mainly houses offices but also offers a variety of services such as bars, restaurants, gardens, terraces and sports facilities. It is the only building in Mexico that has the LEED Platinum certification, thanks to its features and intelligent design, which allow it to save 25 percent more energy than other buildings of its type. Likewise, 85 percent of its materials are of national origin.

On the other hand, the ground floor of the skyscraper integrates a property that was built at the beginning of the 20th century and is protected due to its historical value.

“Torre Reforma stands out for its extraordinary, almost sculptural architecture and its triangular footprint. Its sensitive and intuitive design is an impressive response to local topographic challenges. It is a deserved winner and shows that Mexico is offering avant-garde architectural solutions.” —Ina Hartwig, city councilor of culture for Frankfurt, Germany.

Mexico Home to the Most Innovative Building in the World, Vallarta Real Estate Guide