Krauss Maffei is a German company with representation in several countries. After 30 years in Mexico selling plastic transformation machines. Krauss Maffei, decided for the first time to build their own offices in a rented warehouse in order to concentrate the companies information, storage spare parts, work space for personnel, a service centre and teaching facilities. CasaPública was commissioned and had only four months for the design and construction.
The management and operating of he company are located in the Industrial complex Benito Juárez, Santiago de Querétaro. México. They’re built inside an industrial building with a untouchable structure. 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 tons.
It’s façade and form, as well as the materials selection, are the strict result of function and the required program, just as 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–eating room, a heavy equipment warehouse, a meeting room, offices for 25 people and service areas.
The corrugated aluminium panels used 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.
The furniture for the teaching facilities was also designed by casaPública.
Location: Querétaro, MX
Additional Credits: Location: Industrial complex Benito Juárez, Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro. Mexico
Date: 2009 / 2011
Construction: 385 m2 / 2 Levels
Architects: casaPública: Pamela Moreno Caballero / Patricio Guerrero
Collaborators: Rodrigo Durán / Daniel Ibarra / Sara Villanueva / Amaury Senties / Paolo Gonzalez
Construcción and Engineering: EstructurArq / PCC Construcciones (Hilario Trejo) / Cinco Diseño (Bernanrdo Sarvide y Leonardo Sarvide)
Carpentry: Tandemex (Victor Meizner) / Diseño en Madera (Ricardo Jarillo) / Cinco Diseño (Bernanrdo Sarvide y Leonardo Sarvide)
Photographs by Rafael Gamo