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Nestlé Application Group Querétaro / Rojkind Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 14 April, 2009
Nestlé Application Group Querétaro / Rojkind Arquitectos
Nestlé Application Group Querétaro / Rojkind Arquitectos
  • Architects

  • Architect

  • Principal In Charge

    Michel Rojkind
  • Project Leaders

    Agustín Pereyra, Paulina Goycoolea
  • Project Team

    Moritz Melchert, Tere Levy, Isaac Smeke, Tomas Kristof, Francisco Gordillo, Andrés Altesor, Juan Pablo Espinosa
  • Facade Engineering

    VYCISA
  • Structural Engineering

    Juan Felipe Heredia
  • MEP

    Quantum Design
  • Furniture

    Esrawe Diseño / Arne Quinze
  • Program

    Laboratories, Offices, Auditorium, Tasting area
  • Client

    NESTLÉ
  • Contractor

    SLCI Engineer Jose Solis
  • 3 D Massing

    Juan Carlos Vidals
  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007

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From the architect. A new building for Nestlé by Rojkind Arquitectos. After their impressive Chocolate Museum, they got the commission to design a new facility on the city of Querétaro, that includes laboratories, offices, and auditorium and a tasting area.

One of the design constraints came from the fact that the center of Querétaro was declared as World Heritage by the UNESCO on 1996. So, the new building was required to have a portico with arches. Rojkind faced this by re interpreting both the portico and the arches, by excavating a series of  intersected spheres from orthogonal buildings,  excavations which repeated conform an open and continuous space.

At first view the result of these complex shapes would have required digital fabrication, but a simple system of semi spherical domes made out of steel arches and rings allowed for an easy construction with local workers.

I saw this one during a Michel Rojkind conference back in October, when construction was just starting, it turned out to be a fast construction.

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