LocationAv Sonora 113, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, D.F., Mexico
Design DirectorIñaki Echeverría
Design TeamIván Parra, Josué Lee, Carolina Ayala, Guillermo López, Israel Meneses, Janisse Cruz, Jimena Castañeda, Jesús Santillán, Jorge Durán, Mario Espinoza, Osvaldo Estrada, Roberto Fuerte, Rogelio Rodriguez, Xochitl Zuñiga
Text description provided by the architects. Mexican architect Iñaki Echeverria presents new office building in the heart of Mexico City.
Creative Industries represent an 8% of the GDP for mexican economy. Inside Mexico City, the Colonia Condesa is identified today as a historical district because of the wealth of its modern architecture. It is also acknowledged as one of the most creative areas of Mexico City. Either recognized by its Art Deco or International style architecture, most contemporary architecture interventions of the area have been resolved primarily for residential use. Iñaki Echeverria's office proposes one of the few solutions coming from contemporary architecture for designed workspaces in the area. Sonora 113 incorporates new architecture in the Colonia Condesa which resolves eight offices for creative industries in one of the most innovative districts of Mexico City.
Sonora 113 provides space for projects that require premier present- day spaces as an advertising agency or a well positioned office for interior design and architecture. The building also houses a commercial space on the ground floor.
To resolve this commercial space, the building design has preserved the original facade of the house. Thus, Sonora 113 coexists with the history of the neighborhood, while offering intelligent solutions to elite creative projects in one of the most creative neighborhoods in Mexico City.
Iñaki Echeverria's office resolved from an area of just 8 meters wide and with 409 square meters in surface, an intelligent vertical solution of 2700 square meters of construction. This solution implies that the high degree of technical challenges defined Sonora 113 in its architectural design.
The building was designed in six levels and includes a square-a public access area of activity at the entrance of the building with a shop on the ground floor, plus an underground parking level.