Located west of Mexico City within the corporate and financial district boundaries, -ON- Headquarters is the base of operations of a company providing services to the oil and gas industry. After accessing the headquarters through the lobby and its oil pool, the Board Room functions as the project´s epicentre and generates in its surroundings a concourse where most of the company´s activities and interactions take place. This concourse is the crossing and meeting point for directors, associates, assistants, interns, and guests.
The nature of the company´s business is intended to be reflected in the materials chosen to allocate architectural brief. Being TIME the most important component in the creation of the industry´s raw material (oil), textures and surfaces expressing time and its traces where specifically chosen to contain the required spaces in the programme.
+ Project credits
LEGORRETA SEPULVEDA arquitectos / BLANCASMORAN
-Imanol Legorreta Molina
-Pablo Sepúlveda de Yturbe
-Abel Blancas Moran
Photography: Rafael Gamo
+ About Abel Blancas Morán
Abel Blancas Morán ( Mexico City,1980) started his education as an architect in Mexico City and received his Master of Advanced Studies degree from the Computer Aided Architectural Design Chair at the the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. In 2007 he started collaborating with Basel based architecture firm Herzog & deMeuron where he got involved at a conceptual and technical level in a wide range of projects including the Tate Modern Extension in London, The Orientalist Museum In Doha, Qatar and the Horsea Island Master Plan in Portsmouth UK. In 2011 he established BLANCASMORAN , a Mexico City architecture agency dealing with space inhabitation at the small medium and large scale. Since its foundation, BLANCASMORAN has conceived and taken to realisation projects of diverse typologies and scales including office, residential and leisure spaces.
+ All images courtesy Abel Blancas Morán | Photo by Rafael Gamo