Baker & McKenzie

The architectonic and interior design project of five thousand squared meters (5000 m2) is the result of the collaboration between Interior Architects (IA) and Mayer Hasbani (MH). The project was thought out to be a luxurious space, which would echo the success of the largest fiscal and legal services firm in the world. In order to achieve this, the project was divided into two organizational areas: a public and a private. The former is a conference center that occupies a fourth part of the floor and the latter on the first and second floor.

The structural element of Torre Virreyes, —the steel braces that carry the structure—, intersect the windows to allow for the viewing of the scale of the construction. This structure is part of the interior design of the project, instead of obstructing the pristine vision, is an important part of the geometric play between the structural brutality and the harmony of the interior proportions.

The project is developed in two levels that are articulated by a sculptural staircase of double height that flanks a wall covered by Travertino Silver local marble. Even though, B&M is an international firm, the architecture through the materials used sought to engrain itself with the local in order to create a better connection with the clients and context.

In the workspace areas the furnishing rhythms allow for longer perspectives and continuous views of the city, with which the greatest amount of light in the interiors is gained: the design, conclusively, gets a balance between privacy and transparency.

Location: Mexico City
Client: Baker & Mackenzie
Type: Corporate Interiors
Area: 5,000 sqm
Writing date: 2014
Construction date: 2015
Architect: Mayer Hasbani / Interior Architects
Project Team: Erika Pacheco, John Hopkins, Russell Manthy
Status: Built

Construction team

Construction: GIA
Structure: DITEC
Audio & vídeo: NTX
Lighting Design: UNICORP
Photography: Héctor Velazco

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