Glorieta Insurgentes Tower

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  • Building Type : High office tower > 28m
  • Construction Year : 2018
  • Delivery year : 2018
  • Address 1 - street : Glorieta de los Insurgentes 06700 MEXICO CITY , Mexico
  • Net Floor Area : 60 000 m2

  • Construction/refurbishment cost : 89 368 400 €
  • Cost/m2 : 1489.47 €/m2
  • Primary energy need
    26.5 kWhpe/m2.year
    (Calculation method : Other )

The Glorieta Insurgentes Tower is nominated for Green Solutions Awards because the conception of the project includes comfort, functionality, sustainability and energy efficiency with LEED Platinum Certification, transit oriented development with TOD Standard Silver Certification, seismic resilience, construction quality andease of maintenance.

The Tower stands as a landmark in Mexico City with an elegant and timeless design, which articulates Chapultepec Avenue with the Insurgentes Roundabout taking its semicircular shape to develop an office building of 26 levels,120 m / 393.70 ft height. an urban acupuncture needle in one of the nervepoints of the city, it is a spearhead in the rescue of the area with direct access to the plaza through a new pedestrian path underground, encouraging the use of public transport in a city where movement is a major issue.


The office slabs offer wide comfortable spaces thatare surrounded by a double layer high efficiency low-e glass curtain wallallowing 360º panoramic city views enjoying lots of natural light. The floorplan has a 91% area efficiency due a compact service core without sacrificing comfort or functionality. The tower has amenities for further comfort, an 800 people double height multi-purpose hall with retractile bleachers in the 8thfloor as well as vegetated roof-gardens representing 20% of the plot area ontop of the parking structure.


The Tower is a Smart Building with 57.9% in energysavings and up to 100% water savings, during rainy season, due to a combination of design strategies & technologies which include: totally automatedlighting & shading system with occupancy sensing, daylight harvesting,dimming & scheduling through the entire building that calculates theoptimal settings taking into account indoor, outdoor & orientationconditions; efficient façade design with thermal gain blockage; individualizedby floor air conditioning with a cost effective VRF System; roof solar panelsproducing approximately 50% of the needs of common space; total water treatmentincluding harvested rainwater & wastewater; a Building Management System with a large video wall showcasing in real time all the information about the different  systems in a very visualgraphs & stats way, including pedestrian and vehicular access, fire detection, pumping systems, water treatment plants, cisterns, emergency plants,diesel levels, energy sub-metering, ventilation and extraction, a/c, lightingcontrol, electrical and water consumption, maintenance programming & CCTV,making it a building with optimal operation with zero over cost. Glorieta Insurgentes Tower is one of the few Mexico’s most sustainable and energyefficient High Rise.  

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Photo credit

LGM Studio | Luis Gallardo
Zaickz Moz


Construction Manager


Contracting method

Build and sell construction

Energy consumption

  • 26,50 kWhpe/m2.year
  • 64,00 kWhpe/m2.year
  • Other

    Cooling 234100
    Heating 0
    Hot Water 13700
    Ventilation 273300
    Lighting 381000
    Pumps 3300
    Primary energy need: 1 592 200,00 per year
    Final energy need: 1 750 000 per year

Envelope performance

    U-value for Windows 0.28

  • 60 000,00

More information

Consumption is monitor through BMS making corrective actions when necessary, keeping it online with energetic model .

Real final energy consumption

    29,10 kWhfe/m2.year


    • VAV Syst. (Variable Air Volume system)
    • Solar photovoltaic
  • 25,00 %


Construction and exploitation costs

  • 89 368 400

Water management

  • 893,77 m3
  • 4 468,86 m3
  • 1 533,20 m3

GHG emissions

  • 43,71 KgCO2/m2/year
  • Green Power and Carbon Offset

Reasons for participating in the competition(s)

  • ​57.9% in energysavings
  • 100% water savings, during rainy season
  • high efficiency low-e glass curtain
  • vegetated roof-gardens

Building candidate in the category

Low Carbon

Low Carbon

Users' Choice

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Green Solutions Awards 2019 - Buildings

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