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The St. Regis Mexico City (Torre Libertad)

Mexico City, Mexico

Client: Grupo Ideurban

Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Interior Designer: Yabu Pushelberg

Completion: 2009

Torre Libertad is a 31- story hotel and residential tower on the Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City’s grand historic boulevard.

Near Chapultapec Park on a stretch of the thoroughfare recently reinvigorated by new development, the building overlooks a prominent roundabout featuring the landmark Diana Fountain.

The design of the tower is curved and triangular with an elegant, delicately proportioned curtain wall of clear glass and white aluminum sunshades. The corner facing the Diana Fountain features an undulating facet that catches the changing light while framing a view of the fountain. This facet tapers as it reaches toward the sky and curves outward as it approaches the ground, creating a grand canopy over the entry.

Lighting was carefully integrated around the interior perimeter to create a unified glowing lantern effect at night, as seen from outside, while accentuating the expansive sensation of the interior public areas. FMS collaborated with Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in developing a sculptural exterior lighting scheme to announce the hotel in its prestigious Paseo de la Reforma location. FMS also worked closely with Yabu Pushelberg, an interior design firm, to bring subtle sophistication to the interior areas and guestrooms.