Brooks + Scarpa Architects, Metalsa, Mexico

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Brooks + Scarpa Architects recently completed a new factory in Metalsa.

Brooks + Scarpa Architects, Metalsa, Mexico

The Metalsa premises designed by Brooks + Scarpa are located in Mexico’s Research and Technology Innovation Park (PIIT), set up under a partnership between the government, the university and private enterprises to promote economic growth through research in a variety of innovative technologies (nanotechnologies, biotechnologies, information technologies, green technologies) and development of advanced materials.

The aim for the architects of Brooks + Scarpa was to build an industrial building that would respond to the requirements of production while at the same time serving as a model for innovation in the working environment, a space serving the needs of visitors and users alike.
The building has two outstanding features: a saw-toothed roof of the type traditionally associated with factory buildings, which in this case also pays homage to the landscape and natural surroundings; and a perforated aluminium metallic skin covering the façade to create an effect of alternation of full and empty volumes and light and shadow while ensuring privacy in the research area.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Design: Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Location: Monterrey, Mexico
Images courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects