The design vision for Gran Patio Santa Fe–Mexico City’s first-ever high-rise building to blend retail, lifestyle, and commercial office space–was showcased at the annual International Council of Shopping Centers Center Build Conference November 28-30 in Phoenix.
A presentation kicked off of the project’s first phase of above-ground construction, with the overall effort slated for completion in summer/fall 2013. Designed to be a national model for addressing high urban density through commercial development, the nine-story building was designed by Stantec’s Boulder-based ViBE (i.e. Visioning, Branding, Experiences) group, in association with Taller Unico de Arquitectos and is owned by Mexico Retail Properties and Icon Group out of Mexico City. Stantec Senior Architectural Designer Daniel Aizenman will facilitate the presentation alongside Alonso Ruiz De Velasco, the architect of record, to showcase designed innovations which address growing market needs in Mexico’s urban markets.
Located in Mexico City’s financial and education district of Santa Fe, Gran Patio’s nine stories are being developed on 9.8 acres featuring big and junior box retail tenants (e.g. Walmart, Sam’s Club, Home Depot), 130 retail shops and 25 food and beverage concepts. Blending lifestyle and entertainment features, the 2.1 million-square-foot development includes a 16-screen movie theater, casino, and a 70,000-sf, glass-covered rooftop park with shopping, dining, wellness and entertainment venues.
Additionally, Gran Patio Santa Fe will feature four stories of office, educational academy tenants and a 3,000-space underground parking garage which recently finished its construction. +