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MAG Corporate Headquarters / CURE & PENABAD

  • 13:00 - 7 February, 2016
MAG Corporate Headquarters / CURE & PENABAD
MAG Corporate Headquarters / CURE & PENABAD, © Carlos Domenech
© Carlos Domenech

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  • Consultant

    ARUP Engineers
  • Contractor

    Ingenio Magdalena
  • Mechanical Engineer

    Basulto and Associates
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From the architect. Can a building change the culture of a company? Can the design of the physical environment impact the way in which we communicate? These are but a few of the questions that the project for the new MAG headquarters analyzed and attempted to address.

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© Carlos Domenech

Currently, the company is housed in a series of detached structures situated on a large tract of agricultural land in southern Guatemala. The configuration reinforces a separation of departments and limits the individual employee’s ability to understand his or her role within the company. 

© Carlos Domenech
© Carlos Domenech
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MAG Corporate Headquarters / CURE & PENABAD, © Carlos Domenech
© Carlos Domenech

In order to reverse this condition, the new building is designed with a large open room, capable of accommodating all employees, Flexible desk arrangements create a collaborative working environment that minimizes the current hierarchy, with directors seated in open desks alongside employees. The plan also provides for a variety of work spaces, including enclosed, semi-private meeting rooms, exterior courts, open terraces, archives and reading spaces that provide a variety of work environments (both interior and exterior) for productive individual and/or collaborative work.
The overall form of the building is inspired by both vernacular and industrial building typologies seen throughout the Guatemalan countryside.

© Carlos Domenech
© Carlos Domenech
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