rojkind arquitectos: transformadora ciel helipad co working space rojkind arquitectos: transformadora ciel helipad co working space
mar 21, 2013

rojkind arquitectos: transformadora ciel helipad co working space

‘transformadora ciel’ by rojkind arquitectos, mexico city, mexicoimage © jaime navarroall images courtesy of rojkind arquitectos

 

 

 

an unused rooftop and helicopter pad was transformed into a productive co-working space for ‘transformadora ciel‘ as part of an ongoing collaboration between the coca-cola company, mexico city-based rojkind arquitectos and AGENT. using a conscientious application of new and existing materials and systems, the space is created from a recycled metal structure with most of the installations left exposed to cut down on unnecessary finishing costs. the helipad’s industrial structure is reused in the construction of the office, and a created green roof is covered in vegetative species that are irrigated through a rainwater collection system. the curving interior space is inset from the edge of the roof line to allow natural light to illuminate the work areas. locally-produced modular furniture in an open fluid space allows freedom in the arrangement and organization of desks, echoing the dynamic flexible nature of work. rooftop access expose amazing views of the city from a garden environment lending to a respite from the typical office life. solar panels almost completely power the low energy LED lighting, and water-based paints are used to cover the structure contributing to a low impact construction.

rooftop garden looking out over the cityimage © jaime navarro

original helipad structure gives access to the roofimage © jaime navarro

work space inset from the roof edge opening space for gardensimage © jaime navarro

helipad structural components are re-used for the new constructimage © jaime navarro

curving transparent outer envelopeimage © jaime navarro

open plan interior work spaceimage © jaime navarro

image © jaime navarro

image © jaime navarro

lounge area with view of the exterior gardenimage © jaime navarro

image © jaime navarro

entry hallwayimage © jaime navarro

 

 

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regenerative energy

 

 

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architects, rojkind arquitectos: michel rojkind [founding partner]; gerardo salinas[partner]architects, AGENT: alberto villarreal; felipe castañeda; isaac smeke;program: co-working spaceconstruction area: 500 sqmstatus: builtdesign date: 2012location: mexico city, mexico.client: the coca-cola company.photography: jaime navarro.lighting design: sylumis + agentvegetation: zona verde mxmep: innovative designstructural engineering: ing. jorge a. cadena

  • love the way the cactii mimic the horizon

    dbkii says:
  • cool project! my hopes for rojkind arquitectos rise again after the cineteca disaster

    diego says:
  • what a wonderful working environment. It may be frustrating to not have the city view from the offices but at least there is the striking roof garden.
    I am surprised that the helipad would be decommissioned as most, if not all, high-rise in Los Angeles are required to have them.

    Ron Smith says:
  • Love the lighting !
    SYLUMIS ? a french company in Mexico ?
    where are they ?

    Dona says:
  • I loved working on this project! A oasis in your concrete jungle 😉

    Cynthia says:

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