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CÚRE & PENABAD Architecture and Urban Design

CÚRE & PENABAD Architecture and Urban Design

Miami, FL

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 photo by Carlos Domenech
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MAG CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

Can a building change the culture of a company? can the design of the physical environment impact the way in which we communicate? There are but a few of the questions that the project for the new IMSA headquarters analyzed and attempted to address.

Currently, the company is housed in a series of detached structures situated on a large tact of agricultural land in southern Guatemala. The configuration reinforces a separation of departments and limits the individual employee’s ability to understand his or her role within the company. 

In order to reverse this condition, the new building is designed with a large open room, capable of accommodating all employees, Flexible desk arrangements create a collaborative working environment that minimizes the current hierarchy, with directors seated in open desks alongside employees. The plan also provides for a variety of work spaces, including enclosed, semi-private meeting rooms, exterior courts, open terraces, archives and reading spaces that provide a variety of work environments (both interior and exterior) for productive individual and/or collaborative work.

The overall form of the building is inspired by both vernacular and industrial building typologies seen throughout the Guatemalan countryside. 

 
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Status: Built
Location: Escuintla, GT

 
 photo by Carlos Domenech
photo by Carlos Domenech
 photo by Carlos Domenech
photo by Carlos Domenech
 photo by Carlos Domenech
photo by Carlos Domenech
 photo by Carlos Domenech
photo by Carlos Domenech
 photo by Carlos Domenech
photo by Carlos Domenech
 photo by Carlos Domenech
photo by Carlos Domenech
 photo by Carlos Domenech
photo by Carlos Domenech
 photo by Carlos Domenech
photo by Carlos Domenech
 photo by Carlos Domenech
photo by Carlos Domenech
Detail, door pull at conference room, photo by Carlos Domenech
Detail, door pull at conference room, photo by Carlos Domenech
 photo by Carlos Domenech
photo by Carlos Domenech
 photo by Carlos Domenech
photo by Carlos Domenech
 photo by Carlos Domenech
photo by Carlos Domenech
 photo by Carlos Domenech
photo by Carlos Domenech
 photo by Carlos Domenech
photo by Carlos Domenech
Night View, photo by Carlos Domenech
Night View, photo by Carlos Domenech
Location Map
Location Map
Floor Plans
Floor Plans
Longitudinal Section
Longitudinal Section
Night View of Model
Night View of Model
Site Plan Model
Site Plan Model
MAG Triptych
MAG Triptych