Pelli Clarke & Partners is pleased to announce that both Torre Mitikah and Block 185 were honored with an American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. Texas Tower received an honorable mention.
The signature high-rise building of Ciudad Viva in the Coyoacán neighborhood of Mexico City, Torre Mítikah provides 119,500 square meters (1.1 million square feet) of residential space to create a contemporary and vibrant neighborhood center where “live-work-play and rest” is celebrated. Standing at 267-meter (879 ft.) tall, Torre Mitikah is currently the tallest tower in Mexico City.
Block 185, now known as 601 West 2nd Street, is Austin’s newest high-rise Class-A office and home to Google, providing a collaborative, connected, flexible, and sustainable workspace. A striking new gateway to downtown Austin, the LEED Platinum building features a vibrant amenity-focused environment that celebrates the character and free spirit of Austin.
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, together with The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and Metropolitan Arts Press, have organized The American Architecture Awards to honor the best new significant buildings and landscape and planning projects designed and constructed by American architects in the U.S. and abroad and by international architects for buildings designed and built in the United States.
The American Architecture Awards give an important overview of the current aesthetic direction of today’s commercial, corporate, institutional, and residential work in the United States to the real estate, banking, business, and corporate community, as well as to the press and general public.