the mexican city of monterrey is getting a new skyscraper, one that will soar to a record height of over 227 meters. set against the santa lucia mountain range, ‘constitución 999’ has been designed by sordo madaleno arquitectos (SMA) and features an exoskeleton that encompasses the many floors — which include offices a hotel as well as housing.


UPDATE: this project was shortlisted in the ‘commercial mixed-use – future project’ category at the 2018 world architecture festival.

SMA monterrey tower
rising over 227 meters in height, the tower is the tallest in the region
all images © SMA



the site is in the downtown area of the city and the eclipse shape of the structure that ripples into the street plan is said to ‘blur the urban boundaries.’ sordo madaleno arquitectos says its main point of interest in the project was ‘integration, appropriation, and revitalization’, and the firm sought to create a tower that fits into the existing urban pattern. the design team worked closely with the city in reinvigorating the public spaces of the area, such as the plaza de los compositores.

SMA monterrey tower
the design is complete with a park and other facilities which branch out like ripples in a pond

SMA monterrey tower
the building is encased in a web like exoskeleton

SMA monterrey tower
the tower sits against the backdrop of the saint lucia mountain range 

SMA monterrey tower
the building offers countless views of the surrounding landscape





project info:

firm: sordo madaleno arquitectos
president: javier sordo madaleno bringas
architecture leaders: javier sordo madaleno de haro, fernando sordo madaleno de haro
project leaders: rodrigo flores, boris pena, fabiano continanza
client: proyectos9
construction area: 149,212 sqm
area of building: 8,550 sqm
design date: 2017
status: in design
location: monterrey, nuevo león
project managers: eduardo cabral, israel dorantes
design team: simona lasauskaite, farid eljure, rommel gonzález, carlos núñez, diego ladrón de guevara, jaime sánchez, césar saldivar
engineering coordination: marcos hernández
engineering team: juan carlos diaz correa
media & marketing: rosalba rojas, daniela cruz, daniela rosas
developer: proyectos9

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