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BBVA Mexico City Headquarters – Interiors

The Mexico City headquarters for BBVA Bancomer is part of a complete transformation of the company's workplaces around the world. The design is guided by the Global Interior Design Standards that SOM developed for BBVA. The Standards create a high-performance workplace that conveys the company's core brand values, allows it to serve clients more effectively, and amplifies opportunities for growth. To this end, the Mexico City headquarters features flexible working environments, transparent conference rooms and breakout areas, and a variety of workplace amenities, including a double-height cafeteria and dining area. The design promotes social interaction and a sense of community.

The office interiors work in tandem with the building's distinctive architecture. Collaboratively designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Legorreta+Legorreta, the 235-meter-tall Torre BBVA Bancomer responds to the region's geography and climate. A primary design goal was to protect against tremors, a significant risk in Mexico City. Each structural beam includes a fuse that absorbs seismic shocks, making the tower exceptionally safe for a building of its size.

Along the facade, a series of "sky gardens" overlook the city and adjacent park. These spaces feature brightly colored ceilings and spiral staircases. Exposed diagonal trusses across the facade create lattices that reduce solar heat gain and direct sunlight. The external structure opens up the building's interior floor plates, providing a total of 79,000 square meters of office space that can accommodate up to 4,500 employees. At the ground floor courtyard, the trusses transform into a dynamic structural element. The triple-height lobby is set back from the street. Finished with faceted ceiling forms and reflective gray tiling, it provides an elegant entry to one of Mexico City's most prominent buildings.

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