Underground skyscraper in Mexico features offices and housing 300m below ground

A group of Mexican architects are behind an ambitious project to build a 65-story ‘Earthscraper’ 300 metres below ground.

Underground skyscraper in Mexico features offices and housing 300m below ground

A group of architects believe they have found a solution to Mexico City’s housing and open space shortages: by building down instead of up.

Local architects, BNKR Arquitectura are behind an ambitious project to build a 65-story ‘Earthscraper’ 300 metres below ground that, quite literally, turns the idea of the modern skyscraper on its head.

The space-saving inverted pyramid is designed to skirt the height limits on new buildings in the capital – a mega-city with one of the world’s densest urban populations.

The concept is also inspired by Mexico’s heritage of building pyramids. Esteban Suarez from BNKR Arquitectura said: “The Earthscraper digs down through the layers of cities to uncover our roots.”

The architects turned visionaries hope that the new upside-down, underground development could be built under the city’s main plaza or zócalo – the site for major public events and festivals.

Artist impressions of the Earthscraper show its proposed uses as a museum, office space, shops and residential housing development in one.

Office workers and residents working and sleeping in the underground structure would have access to natural light through the Earthscraper’s glass-floored roof at ground level, the firm say.

BNKR Aquitectura

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