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KM-QRO Krauss Maffei management and operating facilities, Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico

Wednesday 02 Feb 2011
 

Form follows function

 
Photographs by Rafael Gamo 
 
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Casa Publica completes commercial centre inside of untouchable industrial structure 


Mexican Architecture Office Casa Publica, lead by Patricio Guerrero and Pamela Moreno developed this project for the German company Krauss Maffei. Their management and operating facilities are located in the Industrial complex Benito Juárez, Santiago de Querétaro, México. The firm constructed this project inside an industrial building with a structure that couldn’t be altered.

A new freestanding two level structure (with the possibility of being dismantled) is erected in the interior of the facility, allowing a maximum amount of free space for exhibition and heavy equipment manoeuvring of up to 50 tonnes. Its façade and form, as well as the selection of materials, are the strict result of function and the required program; likewise the simplification of circulations clearly showing the visitors the way to take. In addition, the facility has a call centre, two showrooms, training area, kitchen-dining room, a heavy equipment warehouse, meeting room, offices for 25 people and service areas.

The corrugated aluminium panels employed for the façade gives privacy and security to the personnel from any possible accidents. The glass transparency separating the office area from the showroom allows permanent visual contact between management and technical tasks.

Credits
Architects: casaPública: Pamela Moreno Caballero / Patricio Guerrero
Collaborators: Rodrigo Durán, Daniel Ibarra, Sara Villanueva
Construcción and Engineering: EstructurArq.
Carpentry: Tandemex (Victor Meizner) / Diseño en Madera (Ricardo Jarillo)

 

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