BBVA Bancomer Operations Center

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  • Client BBVA Bancomer
  • Expertise Commercial, Workplace
  • Region North America
  • Location Mexico City, Mexico

This distinctive office building repositions BBVA's work environment for the 21st century, while introducing public realm improvements that contribute to the revitalization of a formerly industrial district.

Project Facts
  • Status Construction Complete
  • Completion Year 2015
  • Design Finish Year 2011
  • Size Site Area: 4,660 meters Building Height: 135 meters Number of Stories: 30 Building Gross Area: 154,000 square meters
  • Awards
    2016, Global Award for Excellence Finalist, Urban Land Institute (ULI) 2016, Premio Nacional, Instituto Mexicano del Edificio Inteligente y Sustentable A.C. 2017, Finalist: The Plan Award - Office Building, The Plan 2017, Good Design is Good Business, Architectural Record 2017, Best Corporate Office Building, Reforma Entre Muro 2018, Premio Noldi Schreck Award: First Place in Corporate Architecture category, Glocal Design Magazine 2018, Premio Noldi Schreck Award: First Place in Corporate Interior Design category, Glocal Design Magazine 2016, Intelligent Building of the Year: Corporate Office, IMEI
  • Sustainability Certifications LEED BD+C NC (New Construction) Gold, BD+C, Gold
  • Collaborators
    Davis Langdon Hill International Jones Lang LaSalle Code Consultants, Inc. Fisher Marantz Stone Shen Milsom & Wilke Idea Asociados Romano Gatland Van Deusen & Associates AKF Group Assa Abloy Door Security Solutions Stark + Ortiz S.C. CTC Ingenieros Civiles Power Management Engineering S.A. de C.V. Nolte Vertical Five Cramex Vertical Ambiente Arquitectos Asociados Steer Davies Gleave
Project Facts
  • Status Construction Complete
  • Completion Year 2015
  • Design Finish Year 2011
  • Size Site Area: 4,660 meters Building Height: 135 meters Number of Stories: 30 Building Gross Area: 154,000 square meters
  • Awards
    2016, Global Award for Excellence Finalist, Urban Land Institute (ULI) 2016, Premio Nacional, Instituto Mexicano del Edificio Inteligente y Sustentable A.C. 2017, Finalist: The Plan Award - Office Building, The Plan 2017, Good Design is Good Business, Architectural Record 2017, Best Corporate Office Building, Reforma Entre Muro 2018, Premio Noldi Schreck Award: First Place in Corporate Architecture category, Glocal Design Magazine 2018, Premio Noldi Schreck Award: First Place in Corporate Interior Design category, Glocal Design Magazine 2016, Intelligent Building of the Year: Corporate Office, IMEI
  • Sustainability Certifications LEED BD+C NC (New Construction) Gold, BD+C, Gold
  • Collaborators
    Davis Langdon Hill International Jones Lang LaSalle Code Consultants, Inc. Fisher Marantz Stone Shen Milsom & Wilke Idea Asociados Romano Gatland Van Deusen & Associates AKF Group Assa Abloy Door Security Solutions Stark + Ortiz S.C. CTC Ingenieros Civiles Power Management Engineering S.A. de C.V. Nolte Vertical Five Cramex Vertical Ambiente Arquitectos Asociados Steer Davies Gleave

A new landmark in Mexico City

Rising 135 meters, the Operations Center raises the bar for commercial development in Mexico’s capital and raises the profile of BBVA Bancomer in Latin America. SOM’s design accommodates the transformation of the company’s operational structure from a traditional, hierarchical model to a more horizontal, collaborative organization.

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© Rafael Gamo

Enhancing the public realm

As part of a planned development, the Operations Center relates to its dense urban context through massing and scale. The building’s visual dynamism contributes to the area’s pedestrian character, while creating an interior environment that supports productivity.

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© Rafael Gamo

The Operations Center contributes to the revitalization of the Parques Polanco neighborhood, a formerly industrial district. Located next to a verdant open space, the tower provides a commercial anchor for the neighborhood’s mixed-use master plan. The project has spurred improvements to the public realm, and residential and retail development has increased in the surrounding area.

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© Rafael Gamo
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© Carlos Rodriguez | Ferramulin Ediciones

Creating a vertical city

The building is expressed as bundle of volumes, shifted where they intersect. Conceived as a “vertical city,” it is filled with amenities including cafeterias, lounges, outdoor terraces, and meeting spaces to reinforce a sense of community.

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© Rafael Gamo

The interior programming of the facility is based on the Global Interior Design Standards that SOM created to convey the company’s core brand ideas. The workplace model contains four primary components, each designed to enhance collaboration, agility, and experience: Individual Work Settings, Collaborative and Confidential Work Settings, Support Spaces, and Business and Client Centers. In addition, the standards put in place a global procurement strategy, which establishes the criteria for global fixtures and finishes in accordance with local manufacturing, installation, and maintenance recommendations.

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© Rafael Gamo

As one of four BBVA facilities to implement these standards, the Operations Center accommodates the transformation of the company’s operational structure from a traditional, hierarchical model to a more horizontal, collaborative organization. With open offices and shared, interactive spaces, the building provides opportunities for informal meetings and collaboration.


Sustainable design

Certified LEED Gold NC, the Operations Center elevates the level of building quality and performance in Mexico City’s commercial marketplace. A host of energy- and water-saving features are integrated in the design. Its sophisticated glass facade is wrapped by a screen of staggered vertical louvers that are calibrated to the angle of the sun, in order to reduce solar heat gain while maximizing views and filtering daylight.

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© Cole Slutzky Studio | SOM