Antea arose from the desire of the citizens of Querétaro to be part of a “great city” and, in their experience, all that was lacking was a first-class shopping mall, since in terms of history, cuisine and colonial architecture, they had everything. More than a shopping mall, Antea is a lifestyle statement for the city of Querétaro and the surrounding area, and is today the second largest mall in Latin America. The project is located on a 237,000-square-meter site, twenty minutes from the center of the city.
The development of the design for Antea began with a linear north-south scheme with an anchor store at each end and one in the central section. The retail area is spread over a large open central atrium that forms the backbone of the green space and is where the retail stores are located.