Ismael Leyva Architects Expands to Veracruz

In Architecture & Design by Suzanne Koch

Known for his contemporary design aesthetic, Mexican architect Ismael Leyva has a variety of high-profile projects sprinkled across bustling Manhattan, including Luxury Residences at Time Warner Center, The Icon, Place 57 and many others. With more than 60 projects in the tristate area, the internationally-recognized firm, Ismael Leyva Architects, specializes in architectural, urban planning and interior design and is known for its iconic and creative, yet practical design. With two new projects in Leyva’s hometown state of Veracruz, the renowned architect is finally expanding his creative design into Latin America.

As the first building Leyva designed for his hometown of Veracruz, Torre Las Americas (pictured above) is a stunning 21-story luxury office tower spanning approximately 172,000 square feet. The building, which showcases Leyva’s signature design and architectural style, includes two levels of commercial space, five levels of parking (three of which are screened by a vertical garden) and 16 floors of prime office space.

“I am proud to contribute to Veracruz’s skyline with this dynamic design for the thriving domestic and international business hub that Veracuz, Mexico has become,” says Ismael Leyva.

Boca del Rio Veracruz Waterfront, Photo: Ismael Leyva Architects

Boca del Rio Veracruz Waterfront, Photo: Ismael Leyva Architects

In addition to the office tower, Leyva has also begun work on another project in Veracruz, the Veracruz Waterfront Park located at Boca del Rio, Veracruz. The firm was specifically selected by Municipal President, Sr. Miguel Angel Yunes Marquez, to design the park that has plans for an organic walking esplanade open to the sea with a design that encourages pedestrians to travel through walkways and along cycling paths. The plan also includes vistas, urban furniture, recreational areas, cafes, restaurants, commercial spaces and parking. The park will span nearly 200 feet wide and extend just over three miles. It will be considered the Battery Park City waterfront of Veracruz.

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Photos: Ismael Leyva Architects

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