rojkind arquitectos + gabriela etchegaray surround falcón HQ with modular planters
 
rojkind arquitectos + gabriela etchegaray surround falcón HQ with modular planters
oct 22, 2014

rojkind arquitectos + gabriela etchegaray surround falcón HQ with modular planters

rojkind arquitectos + gabriela etchegaray surround falcón HQ with modular planters
image © rojkind arquitectos / photo by jaime navarro

 

 

 

rojkind arquitectos has expanded the headquarters of a medical equipment supplier in mexico city with a transparent rectangular box. the previous facility, also completed by michel rojkind’s firm, was in need of additional office area as well as space for a showroom and various employee amenities. working alongside gabriela etchegaray, the design team envisioned ‘falcón headquarters 2’ as an extension of the plot’s garden, forming a secluded retreat away from the surrounding residential district.

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the scheme complements the site’s existing architecture, preserving its green condition
image © rojkind arquitectos / photo by jaime navarro

 

 

complementing the existing architecture and preserving the green condition of the site, the project is defined by its integrated plantation with pockets of greenery interspersed throughout the design. emphasizing the visual connection between internal and external space, the new building features a transparent glass curtain wall fronted with 510 modular planters arranged in an offset linear configuration.

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the glass curtain wall is fronted with 510 modular planters
image © rojkind arquitectos / photo by jaime navarro

 

 

 

internally, double-height atria give the workspace a sense of openness, while vertical circulation routes are grouped at the rear of the plan – retaining a sense of transparency. a bridge connects a rooftop park above the expansion with an employee dining hall placed over the existing building. extensive landscaping of the surrounding grounds and a new entrance at street level complete the scheme’s reconfiguration.

michel rojkind arquitectos falcon headquarters 2 mexico city designboom
the design emphasizes the visual connection between internal and external space
image © rojkind arquitectos / photo by jaime navarro

michel rojkind arquitectos falcon headquarters 2 mexico city designboom
the entrance to the transparent rectangular box
image © rojkind arquitectos / photo by jaime navarro

michel rojkind arquitectos falcon headquarters 2 mexico city designboom
double-height atria give the workspace an expansive sense of openness
image © rojkind arquitectos / photo by jaime navarro

michel rojkind arquitectos falcon headquarters 2 mexico city designboom
a bridge connects a rooftop park with an employee dining hall
image © rojkind arquitectos / photo by jaime navarro

michel rojkind arquitectos falcon headquarters 2 mexico city designboom
the site’s grounds have been extensively landscaped as part of the reconfiguration
image © rojkind arquitectos / photo by jaime navarro

michel rojkind arquitectos falcon headquarters 2 mexico city designboom
the design forges a close relationship with the neighboring yellow box
image © rojkind arquitectos / photo by jaime navarro

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the project expands on ‘falcón headquarters 1’ completed by michel rojkind’s firm in 2003
image © rojkind arquitectos / photo by jaime navarro

 

 

project info:

 

architects: rojkind arquitectos + gabriela etchegaray
rojkind arquitectos: michel rojkind (founding partner), gerardo salinas (partner)
team: barbara trujillo, gerardo villanueva, gerardo reyes, carlos campos, andrea león.
media: rosalba rojas
structural engineer: MONCAD, BSI consultores
MEP: taller 2M
landscape consultant: ambiente arquitectos
program: office
construction area: 1,650 sqm
location: mexico city

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