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Benjamín Romano: "I Focus on Improving the Building"

09:30 - 23 February, 2018
Torre Reforma. Image © Alfonso Merchand
Torre Reforma. Image © Alfonso Merchand

Visiting Mexico City several times in recent months enabled me to get to know a number of leading architects there. In the process, I was in turn directed to other architects that were new to me, whom I then discovered were, in fact, the leading and most revered architects in the country according to the local architectural community. I am particularly referring to Alberto Kalach and Mauricio Rocha, whose interviews were published in this column last year, and Benjamín Romano, whose name came up when I asked a number of architects to cite their favorite building from recent years in Mexico City. Along with the absolute favorite, Vasconcelos Library by Kalach, another structure stood out: Torre Reforma, a 57-story office tower, the tallest building in the city. The following conversation with Romano, its architect, took place inside this unusually powerful and inventive structure.

Torre Reforma. Image © Alfonso Merchand Torre Reforma. Image © Alfonso Merchand Torre Reforma. Image © Alfonso Merchand Torre Reforma. Image © Alfonso Merchand + 33

Torre Reforma / LBR + A

13:00 - 4 August, 2016
© Alfonso Merchand
© Alfonso Merchand

© Alfonso Merchand © Alfonso Merchand © Alfonso Merchand © Alfonso Merchand + 44

  • Architects

  • Location

    Paseo de la Reforma 483, Cuauhtémoc, 06500 Ciudad de México, D.F., México
  • Architect in Charge

    Benjamín Romano
  • Area

    89657.27 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Tres Picos Tower / LBR + A

15:00 - 29 May, 2015
Tres Picos Tower / LBR + A, © Alfonso Merchand
© Alfonso Merchand

© Alfonso Merchand © Alfonso Merchand © Alfonso Merchand © Alfonso Merchand + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Arquimedes, Polanco, 11550 Mexico City, Mexico
  • Project Architect

    Benjamín Romano
  • Design Team

    Carlos Espinosa, Gerardo Galicia
  • Project Area

    3905.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011

Kínder Monte Sinaí / LBR + A

01:00 - 29 August, 2014
© Alfonso Merchand
© Alfonso Merchand
  • Architects

  • Location

    Loma de la Palma 133, Lomas de Vista Hermosa, 05100 Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
  • Architect in Charge

    Benjamín Romano
  • Collaborators

    Julieta Boy, Aby Helfon, José Luis Martin, Mariana Mercado
  • Area

    3755.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Alfonso Merchand © Alfonso Merchand © Alfonso Merchand © Alfonso Merchand + 28