Constitución 999

Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos has been announced as the winners of an international architecture competition for their design of Constitución 999, a new mixed-use complex in Monterrey.

The elliptical tower will be 228 metres high, containing shopping premises at the base, a hotel in the middle and residential apartments at the top. Set against the symbolic Cerro de la Silla mountain, the new structure will be a glass-walled building encased in an exoskeletal diamond web. It will be built on Constitución Avenue in the Mexican city’s downtown area.

The winning design spills over into the surrounding site, where four circular plazas will curve around the tower. Staggered structures will sit behind the building as layers of roof gardens, accommodating parks and sports facilities, while car parking is planned underground. Nearby public spaces will be regenerated as part of the project such as the Plaza de los Compositores.

Based in Mexico City, Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos was founded in 1973 by the late Juan Sordo Madaleno, who is widely celebrated as being one of the most important Mexican architects.

His successors said: ‘Integration, appropriation and revitalisation are the three factors that became the design bases of the winning project… It extended its physical barriers to its immediate context to generate a dialogue with the city.’

To discover more about this prize-winning design, click here.

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