Only CEMENT FACTORY may go for that!

Architects: Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco & Juan Ignacio Muñoz (MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo)
Location: Yumbo, Valle, Colombia
Collaborators: Alvaro Bohorquez, Camilo Correa, M. Juliana Sorzano
Client: Cementos Argos
Contractor:  Concreto S.A. – Cementos Argos
Constructed Area: 575 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Andrés Valbuena

Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory - Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco © Andrés Valbuena

In July 2006, the project is the winner of an architectural contest, for the resolution of a “skin” for a technical building containing an self generation electrical plant for cement factory. The Factory wanted to generate also a corporative image with the building. Their purpose became a mutual opportunity to generate an experimentation laboratory of technical possibilities with the material they produce, with very low density concretes. In a parallel way with the technical solution we found a high symbolic value in cultural textures found in the 3 sites the project was built, which had manual work implied, making an industrial building a reference for the local people of each site.

As a result we designed 2 great format prefabricated pieces placed in a way to simulate the textures made by the locals in fibers to fabricate artisanal objects.

Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory - Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco © Andrés Valbuena

Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory - Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco © Andrés Valbuena

Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory - Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco © Andrés Valbuena

Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory - Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco © Andrés Valbuena

Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory - Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco © Andrés Valbuena

Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory - Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco © Andrés Valbuena

Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory - Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco © Andrés Valbuena

Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory - Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco © Andrés Valbuena

Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory - Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco © Andrés Valbuena

Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory - Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco © Andrés Valbuena

Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory - Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco © Andrés Valbuena

Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory - Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco © Andrés Valbuena

Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory - Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco first floor plan

Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory - Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco roof plan

Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory - Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco elevation 01

Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory - Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco section 01

Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory - Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco detail 01

Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory - Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco detail 02

Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory - Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco detail 03

Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory - Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco render 01

Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory - Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco render 02

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