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Torre KOI

At 279.5 meters, Torre KOI is the tallest building in Mexico which also featured the country’s largest casting of concrete for its foundation.

Project Details

Project Partners
VFO Arquitectos
Owner
Internacional de Inversiones
Location
Monterrey, Mexico
Completion Date
Area
1,500,00 ft²
Height
917 ft
Sustainability
LEED BD+C Silver Certification
Number of Stories
67
Torre KOI in Monterrey, Mexico. Courtesy TIF Digital
Torre KOI in Monterrey, Mexico. Courtesy TIF Digital
Torre KOI in Monterrey, Mexico. Thornton Tomasetti
Torre KOI in Monterrey, Mexico. Courtesy Internacional de Inversiones

Designing Mexico’s Tallest Tower

At 279.5 meters, this tallest building in Mexico also called for the country’s largest casting of concrete for its foundation. Twelve hundred trucks were used for this work, and Cemex, the concrete supplier, devoted seven of its plants to production for the project.

We provided structural design through design development to VFO Arquitectos for the tower, which was completed in 2017. Stark+Ortiz served as the local engineer.

Highlights

  • The mixed-use tower houses offices, nine levels of parking and luxury apartments above the 22nd floor—dubbed “KOI Sky Residences”—that offer panoramas of the Cerro de la Silla, the Sierra Madre and the Cerro de las Mitras mountains.
  • The structural system consists of post-tensioned concrete flat slabs supported by concrete columns and a concrete shear wall core with post-tensioned concrete waffle slabs at the garage levels.
  • To minimize perceptible accelerations due to wind loads, full-story concrete belt walls at levels 21 and 61 link the tower columns to the shear wall core to resist lateral loads and provide added stiffness.

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