Architectural Record has honored the BBVA Bancomer Operations Center with a 2017 Good Design is Good Business award. The annual awards program recognizes exemplary architectural solutions that have proven instrumental in the growth and success of a range of businesses. The winning projects reflect the impact that design strategies can have not only on a company's bottom line, but on improved customer and community relations, employee satisfaction, and enhanced operations.
SOM designed the 154,000-square-meter Operations Center for BBVA Bancomer, Mexico's largest financial institution. The state-of-the-art, environmentally sustainable building helped the company consolidate and reposition its physical presence in Mexico City while accommodating its transformation from a traditional, hierarchical organization to a more horizontal and collaborative one. With open offices and shared, interactive spaces, the building fosters a sense of community and supports productivity.
Located in the formerly industrial district of Parques Polanco, the BBVA Bancomer Operations Center provides a commercial anchor for the neighborhood's mixed-use master plan, contributing to its revitalization and spurring public interest and improvements.