productora: A47 mobile library
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jul 18, 2012
productora: A47 mobile library

‘A47′ mobile library by productora
all photos by luis gallardo

courtesy of productora

‘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
in workshops.
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

interior view

alternative view of the hydraulic tiered floor

floor when not in use for presentations

‘A47′ by night

rear view

possible floor configurations


project credits

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

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