Client: ARTHA CAPITAL
Location: Hidalgo, Mexico
Project Design: a | 911
Design Leaders: Saidee Springall + Jose Castillo
Design Team: Iván Cervantes, Rodrigo Durán, Daniela Velázquez, Andrea Gutiérrez, Jaime Caballero
Photography: Jaime Navarro
— DESCRIPTION BY a | 911 —
PLATAH Pavilion, a 127,000 sqft construction, is located within Plataforma Logística Hidalgo, an industrial development strategically located of 840 acres. This building designed by a I 911, which serves as access, control, administrative office and showroom, is an icon and a reference from the distance.
The building, defined as a long horizontal volume, establishes a resonance with the context replicating a traditional barn typology. 295 feet in length and 36 feet high, its profile and spatial character respond to the surrounding landscape and its horizontality. Its longitudinal telescopic form defines its construction.
This formal strategy alongside the diverse openings, generate different environments in the interior. Shifting geometries create spaces of variable proportions, with nuances in natural light and various exterior views.
The project’s landscape design is grounded in the local climate and vegetation, and is composed by series of beams, gravel strips, stone walls and xerophyte vegetation gardens. Through these elements, the design generates visual references and habitable areas in building’s exterior.
The building has been designed with a simple steel structure cladded with black corrugated sheet, which allowed for a fast construction process. These tectonic strategies allowed for a compelling volume with low maintenance.
The building has spaces of variable proportions and heights, which serve as reception, work areas, meeting rooms, private areas, exhibition spaces, amongst other uses.