Rubén Darío 255 is a residential development on one of the most sought-after avenues on the edge of the Polanco neighborhood. With its peerless location, occupying almost an entire city block, and with superb views over the great Chapultepec Park in Mexico City, this building is set to become a new reference point for the city.
The design follows a number of conditions imposed by the location, including building codes, height limits and land use regulations. The development was designed in three volumes: two 30-story towers, and a 3-floor volume covering almost the entire surface of the site.
The principal architectural concept is defined by the relation with Chapultepec Park and seeks to integrate the atmosphere of the park and forest into the long terraces and private gardens on the three main façades. This concept grants an effect of unity and continuity with the context.
The first tower is called “Polanco Tower” and maintains a regular rhythm from its base to its top. By contrast, the tower facing onto Rubén Darío street and views over the park, called “Rubén Darío tower,” follows one line from its base, up to level 12, where the rhythm of the floors is inverted up to level 30, which breaks with the volumetry.
The amenities and public areas are distributed over two different zones. The first of these is located on the ground floor of the Polanco Tower, the second one is located on the third floor, with direct views towards Chapultepec Castle at tree canopy height.
The project’s principal axis is subtly integrated into the context, set back from the site boundaries to generate an entrance plaza for the complex that forms a broad urban space distributing both the vehicular and pedestrian access points.