rojkind arquitectos: transformadora ciel helipad co working space
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, mexico
image © jaime navarro
all 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 city
image © jaime navarro

original helipad structure gives access to the roof
image © jaime navarro

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

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

curving transparent outer envelope
image © jaime navarro

open plan interior work space
image © jaime navarro

image © jaime navarro

image © jaime navarro

lounge area with view of the exterior garden
image © jaime navarro

image © jaime navarro

entry hallway
image © jaime navarro



floor plan / level 0












concept diagram



modular furniture diagram



regenerative energy



vegetative species









project info:



architects, rojkind arquitectos: michel rojkind [founding partner]; gerardo salinas[partner]
architects, AGENT: alberto villarreal; felipe castañeda; isaac smeke;
program: co-working space
construction area: 500 sqm
status: built
design date: 2012
location: mexico city, mexico.
client: the coca-cola company.
photography: jaime navarro.
lighting design: sylumis + agent
vegetation: zona verde mx
mep: innovative design
structural engineering: ing. jorge a. cadena

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