Cemex Mexico has supplied roughly 60 000 m3 of concrete for Torre Sofia. Designed by Cesar Pelli’s renowned architectural firm, the tower is one of the most iconic buildings in Latin America.
Located in the Monterrey metropolitan area of Mexico, Torre Sofia is a 40-storey residential and office building that is over 500 ft high. With Sierra Madre Oriental’s beautiful view as inspiration, Pelli Clark Pelli Architects, the architectural firm that is responsible for the Petronas Towers in Malaysia and the World Financial Centre in New York, has been given the task of designing the project. The building is an architectural jewel because of its design, location, amenities and its concrete quality.
Cemex supplied 18 500 m3 of high-strength concrete that had been specially tailored to the exacting requirements of the construction project. Torre Sofia required one of the largest continuous concrete pourings in northern Mexico – 5900 m3 of concrete in 36 hours.
“The concrete ledges outline Torre Sofia’s profile from its floors and balconies, forming a key element in its shape. We chose concrete for its aesthetic properties and for the structural stability it provides to the tower,” said Peter Follet, Partner, Pelli Clark Pelli Architects.
Torre Sofia is also a symbol of sustainability, with its implementation and development making the tower worthy of LEED certification for sustainable buildings. The project also marks a new level of responsible construction, beginning with the transplantation of 68 oaks, mesquite and walnut trees.
Adapted from press release by Rebecca Bowden
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