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Liverpool Insurgentes Department Store / Rojkind Arquitectos

Liverpool Insurgentes Department Store / Rojkind Arquitectos
Liverpool Insurgentes Department Store / Rojkind Arquitectos, © Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo: Jaime Navarro
© Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo: Jaime Navarro

© Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo: Jaime Navarro © Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo: Jaime Navarro © Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo: Jaime Navarro © Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo: Jaime Navarro + 30

  • Equipo

    Alberto Villarreal, Gerardo Villanueva, Rodrigo Medina, Arie de Jongh, Victor Martínez, Juan Carlos Sainz, Adrian Aguilar, Alfredo Hernandez, Andrea León, Beatriz Zavala, Marielle Rivero, Nadezda Stankovic, Felipe Castañeda, Isaac Smeke, Víctor Alemán, Enrique de la Barrera, Davis Guajardo, Daniela Bustamante, Joe Tarr, Will Fox, Philipp Schlauch, Arie Hendrik, Diego Leál, Ignacio Cabrera, Linda Martínez, Karina Amparán, José de Jesús Guerra
  • Interior Design

    Servicios Liverpool SA de CV
  • Structural Engineer

    EMR SA
  • Façade Engineer

    Studio NYL
  • MEP

    RCC
  • Façade Installation

    Alitech, Arquimart, Todo en Metal
  • Lighting Consultant

    Ideas y Proyectos en Luz
  • Landscape Consultant

    Entorno Taller de Paisaje
  • BIM Administration

    ArchiCAD
  • Media

    Monique Rojkind, Rosalba Rojas
  • Façade Area

    2400 sqm
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Text description provided by the architects. A successful department store had moved for ward with plans to expand and occupy what was once a ver y important open urban space at the busy intersection of Insurgentes and Felix Cuevas avenues in the southern quadrant of
Mexico City.

Diagrama Explotado
Diagrama Explotado

Sección 2 Sección 3 Corte por Fachada 1 Elevaciones + 30

With the opening of a new subway line station at the corner of the site, and its subsequent increase in pedestrian traffic and transport transfer activity, it became apparent that the typical closed retail “big box” model had to be questioned and a new identity given to the existing store’s façade to achieve a more dynamic urban presence and promote the brand.

© Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo: Jaime Navarro
© Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo: Jaime Navarro

We proposed to give the box a permeable an animated envelope where inside activity can be showcased and interact with urban activity. A “deep wall” system where new programmatic options can be explored blurring the line between inside and outside and giving the user and passer by a more interactive experience.

© Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo: Jaime Navarro
© Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo: Jaime Navarro

A variety of temporar y programs and/or displays can be housed within the porous habitable façade that becomes a mediator between the busy surrounding urban condition and the department store’s traditionally programmed interiors.

Inspired by Moiré patterns and optical art the 2.8m deep wall façade consists of a three-layer multi-sized hexagon system in fiberglass, steel, aluminum and glass. 

Corte por Fachada 2
Corte por Fachada 2

The resulting spaces are accessible from the interior through large openings that reveal the inside of the store to the passer by and vice versa and are connected between them through stairs and ramps allowing the dweller to navigate within the façade.

© Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo: Jaime Navarro
© Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo: Jaime Navarro

To maintain attainability this project took full advantage of Mexico's skilled craftsmen and rich tradition in metal work to overcome the unique challenge in fabrication and budget constraints. The result of this "digital design / local fabrication" model is unique in its high-tech but crafted qualities. 

© Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo: Jaime Navarro
© Rojkind Arquitectos. Photo: Jaime Navarro
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Liverpool Insurgentes Department Store / Rojkind Arquitectos" [Tienda Departamental Liverpool Insurgentes / Rojkind Arquitectos] 23 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. (Trans. Cruz, Daniela) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/560641/liverpool-insurgentes-department-store-rojkind-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884
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