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  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Office Buildings
  4. Mexico
  5. Rojkind Arquitectos
  6. 2012
  7. Transformadora CIEL / Rojkind Arquitectos + AGENT

Transformadora CIEL / Rojkind Arquitectos + AGENT

Transformadora CIEL / Rojkind Arquitectos + AGENT
Transformadora CIEL / Rojkind Arquitectos + AGENT, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexico City, Mexico
  • Architecture Project

    Michel Rojkind, Gerardo Salinas, Alberto Villarreal
  • Project Team

    Felipe Castañeda, Isaac Smeke
  • Illumination

    Sylumis + AGENT
  • Vegetation

    Zona Verde Mx
  • MEP

    Innovative Design
  • Client

    The Coca-Cola Company
  • Structural Engineer

    Jorge A. Cadena
  • Area

    500.0 sqm
  • Proyect Year

  • Photography

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro + 22

Text description provided by the architects. As part of an ongoing collaboration with The Coca-Cola Company, Rojkind Arquitectos to- gether with AGENT worked on the design of Foro Ciel, the physical space which will house the content for the Transformadora Ciel pro- grams.

Total Scheme
Total Scheme

Foro Ciel emerges as the vivid example of a positive transformation as its main premise. Having an unused space as a starting point (flat roof and helipad) and transforming it into a productive co-working center, surrounded by green areas, the space not only achieves functionality but also revives a corner of the city.

© Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

The site, reinvented with recycled materials and a series of clean technologies, acquires a green roof whose vegetation does not require irriga- tion from the grid since a rain water collecting system was installed.
Regarding the environmental impact, we took into account various aspects during design and construction to minimize environmental damage and even have a positive impact. For example, the aesthetic “industrial” project is intended to leave many elements (facilities, pipelines, etc.) So apparent to avoid using ex- tra materials finishes.

© Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

The customized furniture, includes inter- changeable modules that activate a flexible configuration interior where different groups are able to work in various topics and re-ar- range the layout as their work flow requires to. The shapes within the space, as well the curved windows are reminiscent of Ciel’s “double droplep” logotype and a representation of the dynamic work space it holds.

General Scheme
General Scheme

- Natural and LED-based lighting

© Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

- Water-based paint for structural elements - Powder coated paint for most furniture pieces.
- The majority of furniture pieces are locally produced.

© Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

- Green roof including an orchad with rain water collection system.

© Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

- Use of recycled materials and re-utilization of existing structural elements from the helipad.

- Use of low impact materials that contribute to LEED certification

- Solar panels which contribute to most of the electrical requirements of the space.

- Exposed installations to eliminate the need of unnecessary finishes.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Transformadora CIEL / Rojkind Arquitectos + AGENT" [Transformadora CIEL / Rojkind Arquitectos + AGENT] 22 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. (Trans. Hernández, Diego) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884