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Juarez Complex, Mexico City

With the specific task of regenerating the historical centre of Mexico City, the architects boldly conceived of this mixed-use complex as a series of open spaces, passages and plazas, crowned by two brightly coloured towers to house government offices.

By: Legorreta + Legorreta Architects

Architecture-Page | Juarez Complex, Mexico City, Mexico by Legorreta + Legorreta Architects
View of the Juarez Complex from the main street. The restored temple of Corpus Christi foregrounds the two massive towers containing offices of the Superior Court of Justice (left) and the Foreign Affairs Secretariat (right).

Project Details

  • Project Name: Juarez Complex (Plaza Juarez, Foreign Affairs Secretariat "Torre Tlatelolco" and Superior Court of Justice of the Federal District)
  • Client: Government of Mexico City (Plaza Juarez), Foreign Affairs Secretariat and Superior Court of Justice of the Federal District
  • Project Type: Urban Design & Offices
  • Principal Designer/s: LEGORRETA + LEGORRETA
    (Ricardo Legorreta, Victor Legorreta)
  • Contractor/s: Plaza Juarez: Grupo Farla
  • Foreign Affairs secretariat: Grupo PC Constructores
  • Superior Court of Justice: Corporativo Plaza Juarez
  • Date of completion of project:
    • "Plaza Juarez": 2003
    • Foreign Affairs Secretariat "Torre Tlatelolco": 2005
    • Superior Court of Justice of the Federal District: 2005
  • Location of site: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Built-up Area:
    • Plaza Juarez: 27,500 m2;
    • Foreign Affairs Secretariat "Torre Tlatelolco": 58,655 m2 + 31,900 m2 (parking);
    • Superior Court of Justice of the Federal District: 36,240 m2 36,240 m2 + 28,550 m2 (parking)

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