January 2013: On the Drawing Board
Fort Lauderdale performing arts center to experience upgrade and expansion; new office building in Virginia to house behavioral health services; and University of Pittsburgh planning biomed research center in Italy.
Mixed-use retail center offers model for urban development in Mexico City
The nine-story Gran Patio Santa Fe is Mexico City’s first high-rise building to blend retail, lifestyle, and commercial office space. Located on a 9.8-acre site in the city’s financial and education district, the 2.1 million-sf project includes a movie theater, casino, and rooftop park, as well as shopping, dining, and other entertainment venues. The building will also feature four stories of office rental space and a 3,000-space underground parking garage. The Gran Patio Santa Fe was designed by Stantec’s ViBE (Visioning, Brands, and Experiences) group, in association with Taller Unico de Arquitectos. The owners are Mexico Retail Properties and Icon Group of Mexico City. +