‘A47′ by productora is a mobile library that travels around mexico city.
the alumnos47 foundation is a civil non-profit organization that provides education, debate and reflection on
contemporary art practices and visual culture.
the foundation commissioned productora to design ‘A47′
as a means of reaching a broader community within mexico with their programs and services.
‘A47′ full open
the moving space stores approximately 1500 books in trays that can be removed from their shelves once the truck is stationery,
and is large enough to accommodate
a small group of visitors to congregate and browse reading material at their leisure or to take part
the floor can be tiered providing a more comfortable in which to view presentations. this interior is protected by 26 drilled sheet metal doorways
giving the library an appealing presence, especially when illuminated at night.
the mobile unit is protected by 26 drilled metal sheets which allow light to enter
the library stores up to 1500 books which are housed in trays which can be removed from their shelves
the tiered hydraulic floor allows for more comfortable presentation setting
alternative view of the hydraulic tiered floor
floor when not in use for presentations
‘A47′ by night
possible floor configurations
architectural design: carlos bedoya, victor jaime, wonne ickx, abel perles
guillermina ceci (project manager), lucrecia sodo, uriel pineapple, ivan villegas, charlotte martinot
truck: mercedes benz freightliner