Category: Comercial,Under Construction,Offices,Mixed Uses
Region: Mexico
FT2 Construction: 434,323 sq ft
FT2 Ground: 91,439 sq ft
Involved Areas: Architecture, Interior Design

Víctor Legorreta
Miguel Almaraz
Miguel Alatriste
Jorge de Ovando
José Luis Corona
Carlos Betancourt
Miguel Angel Trejo
Holly Harbour
Fredy López
Adrián Pájaro
Héctor Guillen
Sebastián Novoa
Fernando Pérez
Emiliano Renovales
Michelle Garmendia




FRATTA is a new set of offices and shops located in the heart of Lomas de Angelópolis, a new pole of economic and financial development to the east of the Greater Puebla area. The project is located in a block, which borders Metales Street to the north, Maderas Street to the south, Paseo Sinfonía to the east and Concert Street to the west. The project consists of a building that is developed in 5 levels on sidewalk and three below grade underground storeys. The building consists of 4 volumes that house the offices and the retail areas, which are articulated with a central body at five times the height that contains the core with general services. All the spaces are connected by a series of bridges that cross the atrium. Pedestrian access is through a plaza on Paseo Sinfonía, around which 849 m² of retail premises are located. Also, on Paseo Sinfonía there is a bay for drop off connected to the plaza. Framing the pedestrian access, the roof that projects from one of the buildings volumes stands out, until it rests on three columns that emerge from a large water mirror on the ground floor. This composition, in addition to giving the project a unique character, gives the ensemble a contemporary language. On the upper level the project has two terraces - roof garden overlooking the access plaza and the park in front of the complex. Furthermore, on this level connecting to the larger terrace is a 500 m² multipurpose room The central core of general services includes 4 elevators that go from the ground floor to the fourth level, and a freight that goes from basement 1 to the fourth level, the mens, womens restrooms, and machine rooms. Outside, among the volumes that make up the building are a series of courtyards, each with a unique identity inspired by the landscapes of the region. Surrounding the project, landscaped areas, terraces and balconies are proposed that allow the integration of the building with its immediate urban environment and at the same time serve as a subtle barrier to the surrounding streets. Vehicle access is through Concert Street at the back of the property, from here you access the three levels of basements, which contain a total of 636 parking spaces for visitors and users. The basements are connected to the rest of the building by means of a nucleus with two elevators and stairs that lead to the main lobby in front of the buildings reception on the ground floor. In the first basement is the loading platform with the capacity to receive light trucks and small trucks. There is also the office of the administration of the complex, bathroom-changing rooms for employees, parking for bicycles and bathroom-changing rooms for the users. Through its design, the project seeks LEED Silver certification from the United States Green Building Council. Among the strategies to achieve this certification, facades are proposed that reduce the thermal gain of the exterior while maximizing the use of natural light, by using lattices and mullions designed specifically for the orientation of each façade.