Torre Mítikah soars above the Mexico City skyline and landscape, commanding views from every direction with its striking silhouette and elegant façade, creating an iconic landmark for the city of 21 million residents. Mítikah is the signature residential high-rise building of Ciudad Viva in the Coyoacán neighborhood of Mexico City, an 11-hectare (27-acre), 3.6-million sf mixed-use commercial center of the city, hub for world-class food and entertainment, Class-A office space, and a state-of-the-art hospital. A cultural milestone in the greater metropolitan region, beloved and admired by many, Torre Mitikah has elevated Mexico City in its evolution into a leading world capital.
Gravitas of form — an axis mundi
The purity of form, elegant detailing, and sophisticated, slightly curved taper on the north and south notched facades towards the sky culminate in a “window to the heavens.” Torre Mítikah has a timeless quality with a strong sense of stability, which emphasizes its “axis mundi,” the vertical axis considered an essential connection between earth and sky in many cultures.
Ciudad viva contemporary living
Torre Mítikah provides 1.1 million square feet of residential space to create a contemporary and vibrant neighborhood center where the model of “live-work-play and rest” is celebrated. Three different types of living spaces are thoughtfully laid out, featuring multi-story town houses at the base of the tower, generous two and three bedroom apartments in the middle of the tower, and spacious, luxury penthouses at the upper levels of the tower with indoor gardens and exclusive terraces and access to the Heliport.
Advanced technology informing design excellence
The sophisticated, silvery curtain wall accentuates the quality of the design. Louvers for mechanical ventilation are functionally, yet seamlessly integrated into the curtain wall without disrupting the natural rhythm of the tower. Torre Mitikah’s structural system considers the specific location of the tower on the ancient bed of Tenochtitlan’s Lago Texcoco, incorporating advanced hybrid technologies to ensure the tower performance in the seismic zone it inhabits.
More About the Project
- Cesar Pelli, FAIA, RIBA, JIA, Design Adviser
- Mitch Hirsch, AIA, LEED AP, Design Partner-in-Charge ↗
- Celia Toche, Associate AIA, LEED AP, Senior Design Manager ↗
- Architect of Record: PARKS Desarroladora
- Structural Engineer: McNamara Salvia / CMF Ingenerios
- Mechanical Engineering: DYPRO
- Electrical Engineering: Uribe Ingenieros
- Plumbing Engineering: Inrasa SA de CV
- Location: Mexico City, Mexico
- Client: PARKS Desarroladora
- Size: 1.3 million sq. ft. / 119,500 sq. m.
- Height: 879 ft. / 268 m.
- Completion: 2022
- Firm Role: Design Architect
- Principal Project Photography: Jason O'Rear