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  7. Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory / MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo

Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory / MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo

  • 00:00 - 13 July, 2010
Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory / MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo
Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory / MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo, © Andrés Valbuena
© Andrés Valbuena

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  • Architects

     Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco & Juan Ignacio Muñoz (MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo)
  • Location

    Autopista Cali-Yumbo, Cali, Colombia
  • Collaborators

     Alvaro Bohorquez, Camilo Correa, M. Juliana Sorzano
  • Client

     Cementos Argos
  • Contractor

     Concreto S.A. – Cementos Argos
  • Area

    575.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. In July 2006, the project is the winner of an architectural contest, for the resolution of a “skin” for a technical building containing an self generation electrical plant for cement factory. The Factory wanted to generate also a corporative image with the building. Their purpose became a mutual opportunity to generate an experimentation laboratory of technical possibilities with the material they produce, with very low density concretes. In a parallel way with the technical solution we found a high symbolic value in cultural textures found in the 3 sites the project was built, which had manual work implied, making an industrial building a reference for the local people of each site.

© Andrés Valbuena
© Andrés Valbuena

As a result we designed 2 great format prefabricated pieces placed in a way to simulate the textures made by the locals in fibers to fabricate artisanal objects.

© Andrés Valbuena
© Andrés Valbuena

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Cite: "Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory / MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo" 13 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/68511/argos-building-for-an-electrical-generator-at-a-cement-factory-felipe-gonzalez-pacheco/> ISSN 0719-8884
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