Frexport Headquarters / CC Arquitectos

Architects: CC Arquitectos
Location: Zamora Michoacán, México
Architect in charge: Manuel Cervantes C
Collaborators: Carlos Lozornio, Carlos Rodríguez, Omar Rojas
Landscape: Hugo Sánchez, Tonatiuh Martínez
Construction: CC Arquitectos
Construction year: 2006-2007
Site Area: 6,300 sqm
Constructed Area: 3,200 sqm

This project integrates 4 vital members, the first and most important, our client; who originated the concept and idea. Having the architectonic program, we attempted to give form to the rhetoric of the promenades in the countryside, idea that had to be implicit in the building.

The gardens therefore became the soul of the project introducing the third member, the landscaper. The green palette of vegetation and the force of natural stone were the elements that marked the design of this landscape, leaving in its steps all the crops that constitute the company’s line of production. As a result of walking the passages, the user and the visitor , can experience direct contact with the plant life that gives form to the surroundings.

Leaving back the marketing of the building, translated to the contact with nature (the company’s main products), the corporate offices were considered to be open, built taking down the dividing walls to become part of the contiguous gardens.

Three stories were formed by lightweight parallelepipeds that more than to contain, were conceived to absorb. And with different programs within them, were brought together by the landscaping project that surrounds them.

Two artists were invited to collaborate and give completion to the project, Luciano Matus gave life to the backbone of the building, the central stairs.

In a second intervention, abstracted the essence of nature and subtly placed water in the landscape’s course. Paulina Lasa´s contribution was to outline the foliage of the landscape and register the form of the branches in a mural.

Cite: "Frexport Headquarters / CC Arquitectos" 23 May 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=1048>
  • http://www.eva-atelier.net Miguel Sá, Arqt

    very interesting proposal in the architecture and very successful in relation to the environment.

  • http://www.eva-atelier.net Miguel Sá, Arqt

    proposta muito interessante na arquitectura e muito bem conseguida na relação com a envolvente.

    • http://www.my.opera.com/tangoc tangoc

      great!

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  • http://www.springerarchitektur.at hens

    should be mine ;-) great.

  • Mau Ha

    great!

  • http://www.wecanbehonest.com/ Francisco Lavin Flores

    I like the garden