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Glorieta Cibeles Tower

Firm LocationMexico City, Mexico
Project locationMexico City
CompanyCIMET Arquitectos
Lead ArchitectSholem Cimet, Yoram Cimet
ClientCorporativo 001 Villa Madrid SA de CV

The Glorieta Cibeles Tower is a complete up-cycle of a structure abandoned after the historic 1985 earthquake. Designed as a sculptural inhabitable obelisk, the transformation comprised four fundamental axes: structure and resilience; comfort and functionality; aesthetic and tectonic design; and sustainability, in operational and embodied energy. The intervention demonstrated that old deteriorated structures can be revitalized while exceeding all the current requirements of comfort, efficiency, sustainability, resiliency and flexibility, becoming an example of urban recovery and renewal.