Idea Lab in Ciudad de México / by ARCO Arquitectura

Innovating, discovering, experiencing and acting are the main activities which will be held at i.d.e.a. Lab a new space for culture and creation designed by ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea executed in Mexico City.

The project contributes to the current educational context innovatively integrating to the existing space through different zones such as children areas, Yiddish file –fundamental in the culture and history of the community— multipurpose spaces, computer and teamwork rooms as well as lounge areas for mediation, relaxation and a meeting point between users.

When a space is developed and one of the most important goals is the coexistence, it is very important to consider open and flexible spaces that result in modern atmospheres and multifunctional spaces. In all of the project areas stands out the intent of getting together the whole students community, as well as other groups in the area into an study, learning and creating ambiance through the use diversity of the facilities.

A configurable stage, a poly cultural space, interactive, secure and flexible in its operation and image was designed to be continuously modified to remain current through the years and the integration of future generations. The color neutral palette — consequence of the nature of the principal materials- was combined with vibrant color accents.

Taking advantage of the generous height a mezzanine was done at the top level, a large open space that integrates to the interior diversity of this project and continues with the line of encouraging interaction among all users. It is a project designed for the community making community, where students detonate their creativity and knowledge inspired to create new things and great projects.

Project’s name: Idea Lab
Location: Ciudad de México
Date of Work: 2015
M2 construction: 685 m2

Design and construction:
ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea
Arq. José Lew Kirsch
Arq. Bernardo Lew Kirsch

Arq. Oscar Sarabia, Arq. Jonathan Herrejon, Arq. Miguel Ocampo, Arq. Cinthia Xochicale, Arq. Federico Teista, Arq. Cinthya Luna, Arq. Nahela Hinojosa, Arq. Miguel Juárez, Arq. Veronica Sánchez, Beatriz Canuto.
Branding: WelcomeBranding, Ernesto Moncada
Photograph: Jaime Navarro

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