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Construction Starts on 52-Story Mixed-Use in Zapopan, Mexico

image credit: © SOM | Estudio AMA | RAUM
image credit: © SOM | Estudio AMA | RAUM
05 June 2024 | Zapopan, Mexico

On 24 May, ground broke for Legend, a new 190-meter-tall, mixed-use high-rise in Guadalajara's Andares Zapopan district. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), in collaboration with Estudio AMA, and Esrawe Studio, the 52-floor tower will span over 110,000 square meters, featuring 178 luxury residences, a Canopy by Hilton hotel with 190 rooms, 7,500 square meters of office space, and boutique retail shops.

The design emphasizes local culture and craft to create richly textured, handmade surfaces that serve as a counterpoint to the technical assemblies more commonly associated with towers. Responsive to the climate of the region, the concrete facade deploys passive strategies to reduce energy, daylight, and glare. In addition, locally sourced mineral aggregates will be added to the concrete facade, creating a palette and texture reflective of the region’s natural materials.

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The project is expected to be completed in 2029.

Learn more at SOM