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  7. Next Hydroponic Plant / CC Arquitectos

Next Hydroponic Plant / CC Arquitectos

  • 15:00 - 5 January, 2017
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
Next Hydroponic Plant / CC Arquitectos
Next Hydroponic Plant / CC Arquitectos, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Leon, Guanajuato, México
  • Project Architects

    Manuel Cervantes, Lizett Matsumoto
  • Project Area

    1250.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

From the architect. Located between two production warehouses of leafy green vegetables, the project consisted of resolving the location of offices in a space that made emphasis on the constant interaction of the areas that comprise the administration, to promote a friendly atmosphere, take distance from the corporate condition, and try to approach a community working for common purposes.

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

As in the case of other projects, I faced a site area that has no limits in the ordinary concept of lot or property. The context consists of agricultural fields that generate deep horizons. This became the second aspect I wanted to address: how to contain work spaces, bring a human scale to the whole, and provide visual breaks. I took advantage of the proximity to one of the production plant warehouses to visually involve the production process.

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

The program is split into a set of volumes separated by short distances, a condition that generates space for green finishes which at the same time cause mobility and encounter, either in the gardens or in the main courtyard. The project is covered by a slab linking the volumes and giving shade, thus, the plant becomes permeable to the wind and protected from the sun, letting daylight through a hole that opens to the sky.

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

We reserved one of the courtyards for the artist Jeronimo Hagerman to produce a piece there. He decided to take the yellow color of the protective bands for mosquitoes inside the plant to paint the walls of the courtyard. Usually, Hagerman uses vegetation to build his pieces, and in this case he used Cissus Antartica to create a maze of benches and green curtains, which refer to the hydroponics system used in Next.

© Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Next Hydroponic Plant / CC Arquitectos" [Planta Hidropónica Next / CC Arquitectos] 05 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/796357/next-hydroponic-plant-cc-arquitectos/>
© Rafael Gamo

Next 水生植物基地,在建筑体块间建立‘绿色’通道 / CC Arquitectos