Needing a new headquarters in Mexico after its merger with Grupo Financiero Bital, HSBC leased the new Torre Angel building on Mexico City’s main thoroughfare, Paseo de la Reforma.
With the merger, HSBC became one of the largest financial institutions in Mexico and a leading trade presence among the NAFTA countries.
Focusing on HSBC’s mission to create ‘one purpose and one goal,’ HOK created a design to unify newly acquired staff and existing teams while blending local culture with the global brand. Leveraging its early commitment to the site, HSBC introduced significant customization, engaging HOK to lead the interior fit-out and design of the curtain wall façade, main lobby and elevator core, as well as to organize its bid to earn the region’s first LEED-NC Gold certification.
The space includes 320,000 square feet of office and support space, a 70,000-sq.-ft. trading floor, a 10,000-sq.-ft. data center and a striking penthouse lounge dedicated to staff and community use.
The project served as a pilot for HSBC’s broader global workplace standards initiative.
320,000 sq. ft. / 97,500 sq. m.
Mexican Interior Design Association – Award for Corporate Interior Design
Mexican Interior Design Association – National Interiors Award
First LEED Gold project in Latin America
Amount of occupied space with outdoor views and access to natural light
Size, in square feet, of the building’s green roof, which only uses vegetation that doesn’t rely on a permanent irrigation system
Number of bike racks at ground level
Reduction in potable water need, thanks to a system that collects and treats rainwater to be used for restrooms, HVAC systems and watering plants
“HSBC Mexico: A Corporate Headquarters with International Demands”
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