MAG Corporate Headquarters by Cure & Penabad

MAG Corporate Headquarters

MAG Corporate Headquarters
Photo © Carlos Domenech

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

MAG Corporate Headquarters
Photo © Carlos Domenech

Currently, the company is housed in a series of detached structures situated on a large tract of agricultural land in southern Guatemala.

MAG Corporate Headquarters
Photo © Carlos Domenech

The configuration reinforces a separation of departments and limits the individual employee’s ability to understand his or her role within the company.

MAG Corporate Headquarters
Photo © Carlos Domenech

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.

MAG Corporate Headquarters
Photo © Carlos Domenech

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.

MAG Corporate Headquarters
Photo © Carlos Domenech

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

MAG Corporate Headquarters
Photo © Carlos Domenech

Location: Escuintla, Guatemala
Architects: Cure & Penabad
Consultant: ARUP Engineers
Contractor:Ingenio Magdalena
Mechanical Engineer: Basulto and Associates
Area: 68000.0 ft2
Year: 2015
Photographs: Carlos Domenech, Courtesy of Cure & Penabad

MAG Corporate Headquarters
Photo © Carlos Domenech
MAG Corporate Headquarters
Photo © Carlos Domenech
MAG Corporate Headquarters
Photo © Carlos Domenech
MAG Corporate Headquarters
Photo © Carlos Domenech
MAG Corporate Headquarters
Photo © Carlos Domenech
MAG Corporate Headquarters
Photo © Carlos Domenech
MAG Corporate Headquarters
Photo © Carlos Domenech
MAG Corporate Headquarters
Photo © Carlos Domenech
MAG Corporate Headquarters
Photo © Carlos Domenech
MAG Corporate Headquarters
Site Plan (Model)
MAG Corporate Headquarters
First Floor Plan
MAG Corporate Headquarters
Second Floor Plan
MAG Corporate Headquarters
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Elevation Study

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