BBVA Bancomer

BBVA Bancomer’s Mexico Headquarters will be the first collaboration between Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) and Legorreta + Legorreta architects. Having developed over many years of friendship between Richard Rogers and Ricardo Legorreta, the collaboration between the two practices has resulted in an innovative design for both the building and for Mexico City. The two practices have different architectural languages but common values: Richard Rogers said “Ricardo uses very strong colour, we use more steel and together we have focused on creating a building of character, with a strong vertical geometry and rhythm.”

LegoRogers won a competition to design a new headquarters building for BBVA Bancomer in Mexico City in 2009. The site is one of the most prominent in the Mexican capital (adjacent to Chapultepec Park) where the new building will form a gateway to the historical boulevard of Paseo de la Reforma, the city’s main avenue. It will also serve as a physical expression of the partnership between Bancomer, Mexico’s premier bank and BBVA, one of the foremost financial institutions in the world.

When completed in 2014, the 50-storey tower will provide approximately 78,600 square metres of prime office space for BBVA Bancomer and will accommodate approximately 4,500 employees.

Project Data
Location Mexico City, Mexico
Uses Category Office
Dates 2009–
Site Area 6,620m²
Built Area 183,000 m² (office area: 78,600 m²)
Height of tower 235m
Structural Engineers Arup/Colinas de Buen SA de CV
M + E Design Arup
Electrical Engineer DEC Group
Lighting Engineer Fisher Marantz
Cost Consultant INPROS
Project Manager Jones Lang LaSalle
Client BBVA Bancomer
Architect LegoRogers (Collaboration between Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Legorreta + Legorreta)

Dennis Austin, Matt Cooper, Mark Darbon, Benjamin Darras, Mark Gorton, Lennart Grut, Michael Hughes, Dirk Krolikowski, James Leathem, Douglas Paul, Leonardo Pelleriti, Barbara Perez, Georgina Robledo, James Stopps, Simon Tonks, Andrew Tyley, Alex Zimmerman