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  7. Innovation and Technical and Technological Transfer Park / Grupo ARKHOS

Innovation and Technical and Technological Transfer Park / Grupo ARKHOS

  • 01:00 - 18 December, 2014
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
Innovation and Technical and Technological Transfer Park / Grupo ARKHOS
Innovation and Technical and Technological Transfer Park / Grupo ARKHOS, © Jorge Taboada Morón
© Jorge Taboada Morón

© Jorge Taboada Morón © Jorge Taboada Morón © Jorge Taboada Morón © Jorge Taboada Morón + 33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Heroico Colegio Militar 4700, Nombre de Dios, 31150 Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Project Architects

    Rubén Escobar Urrutia + Ricardo Pacheco López.
  • Project Area

    11990.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

  • Collaborator

    Oscar Vidaña
  • Developer

    Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Chihuahua
  • Construction

    CB Richard Ellis
  • Project Management

    CB Richard Ellis
  • Laboratory and Classroom Area

    4250 m2
  • Technological Park Area

    4500 m2
  • Roof Garden and Terrace Area

    2750 m2
  • Various Areas

    490 m2
  • More Specs Less Specs
Innovation and Technical and Technological Transfer Park / Grupo ARKHOS, © Jorge Taboada Morón
© Jorge Taboada Morón

Text description provided by the architects. The PIT3 project is for the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Chihuahua Campus. It is a research and innovation center. It is a project that serves the Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering university degrees, two of the newest and most innovative careers offered in the TEC system, and part of the Technology Parks scheme driven by TEC. The building should reflect a pioneering and innovative design.

© Jorge Taboada Morón
© Jorge Taboada Morón

Furthermore, the commitment made toward Sustainability in the TEC system, prompted us to seek LEED Gold certification in the construction of this project.

© Jorge Taboada Morón
© Jorge Taboada Morón

The faceted geometry of the building takes influence from "Stealth" technology used in aviation and the aggressive lines used in sports cars.

© Jorge Taboada Morón
© Jorge Taboada Morón

We have one of the largest green roofs of Mexico, with about 2500 m2, over the laboratory buildings of the project. These gardens are irrigated with treated water from the same building.

© Jorge Taboada Morón
© Jorge Taboada Morón

The building design allows enough natural light for offices and laboratories, so that they can operate without turning the lights on almost all day. And photovoltaic panels provide energy for the lighting of common areas.

© Jorge Taboada Morón
© Jorge Taboada Morón

The buildings are located around a central plaza, which has as its focal point a construction tower from the late nineteenth century, which was once a hospital that burned down in the mid-twentieth century, and is listed by the INAH.

Site Plan
Site Plan

The 10-story tower has its main access at the center of the square, under a cantilevered volume, which generates a covered atrium 3 levels high. This creates a space for constant interaction between offices users, students, and researchers from the laboratories.

© Jorge Taboada Morón
© Jorge Taboada Morón

Mainly, as this institute is a place of learning and research, what better way to teach by example, offering users an environment with countless strategies to conserve energy and natural resources, applied to the same areas where they work and learn.

© Jorge Taboada Morón
© Jorge Taboada Morón

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Cite: "Innovation and Technical and Technological Transfer Park / Grupo ARKHOS" [Parque de Innovación y Transferencia Técnica y Tecnológica / Grupo ARKHOS] 18 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/571383/innovation-and-technical-and-technological-transfer-park-grupo-arkhos/> ISSN 0719-8884
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