Architects: PRAXIS Arquitectura
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Project Management: Vicente Alonso Ibarra
Associate Architect: Luis Coll Menéndez
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Alberto Moreno Guzmán, Fernando Cordero González
Collaborators: Valeria Alonso Fernández, Abel Blancas Morán, Faustino Reyes Hernández, Joaquín Ochoa Escoffié, José Alejandro Ayllón Ortiz
Interiors: María del Carmen Amigo Sordo
Construction Coordination: Raciel Sosa Escarbán
Structures: Francisco Tapia Paulín
Lighting: Gustavo Avilés Martínez
Hvac: SIVSA, Alejandro Armela Trasierra
Construction Supervision: Raúl Álvarez
From the architect. The client’s requirements – a company specializing in health research and technology – were clear: efficiency, security, and flexibility for possible annexations or additions in terms of operation, as well as technology, precision, order, and clarity in terms of image.
Located on a rectangular plot between party walls, we propose a four-story building for offices and three stories for parking and storage areas. The plan layout is designed in such a way that allows free plans without structural supports in between.
Additionally, we propose folding and sliding panels that provide the possibility of subdividing the spaces, which are naturally lit through a triple height void above the lobby area.