This project arose from the need of our clients to expand the workspace, since it did not have the necessary dimensions for their equipment. This expansion would also help to give hierarchy to the office area of the industrial building and achieve a total change of image to the company.
Studio Name: OKAMPO STUDIO (design) AND OKAMPOMIRANDA (construction)
Area: 450 m2
Location: Mesa de Otay, Tijuana Baja California
Architects: Christian Ocampo and Luis Miranda
Engineer: Alberto Medina
Collaborators: Lizbeth Alvarez
Photography Credits: Walter Montalvo
As a concept for this project, the main elements were the amplitude in the spaces, the light and the technology. For this, the game of a very high horizontal volume was created with a predominant double height in the main access and the intersection of a floated volume where the main meeting room of the offices is located.
Since this is a company that is dedicated to the manufacture and handling of metals, the main goal was to reflect their work both on the facade and inside the building. This was achieved with the implementation of cold, metallic finishes and lots of LED lighting. A lot of glass, concrete-type coatings and aluminum sheets were used to cover the entire facade and achieve the desired style.
To add a touch of warmth to the project, composite wood tubulars were implemented next to the double height of the lobby and wood was used in the furniture. The intention with this project was to break with the rigidity of what the offices of an industrial warehouse normally represent, a completely innovative and minimalist design was made that manages to create a great impact on any visitor to our clients’ factory.