productora: A47 mobile library
‘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.

productora: A47 mobile library
all photos by luis gallardo, courtesy of productora

 

 

the moving space stores approximately 1,500 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.

productora: A47 mobile library
the mobile unit is protected by 26 drilled metal sheets which allow light to enter
productora: A47 mobile library

productora: A47 mobile library

productora: A47 mobile library
the library stores up to 1500 books which are housed in trays which can be removed from their shelves

productora: A47 mobile library

productora: A47 mobile library
the tiered hydraulic floor allows for more comfortable presentation setting

productora: A47 mobile library

productora: A47 mobile library
interior view

productora: A47 mobile library

productora: A47 mobile library
alternative view of the hydraulic tiered floor

productora: A47 mobile library
floor when not in use for presentations

productora: A47 mobile library

productora: A47 mobile library

productora: A47 mobile library
‘A47’ by night

productora: A47 mobile library

productora: A47 mobile library

productora: A47 mobile library

productora: A47 mobile library

productora: A47 mobile library
rear view

productora: A47 mobile library

productora: A47 mobile library

productora: A47 mobile library

possible floor configurations

productora: A47 mobile library

 

project credits

architectural design: carlos bedoya, victor jaime, wonne ickx, abel perles
contributors: guillermina ceci (project manager), lucrecia sodo, uriel pineapple, ivan villegas, charlotte martinot
truck: mercedes benz freightliner