Spontaneous spaces. Corporate Farmacia del Ahorro by Mass Operations

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Mass Operations. Viviano Villarreal-Buerón, Fernando Flores Nelson Ontiveros, Daniel Cruz.
Project team
Landscape.- Orcotec Adrian Casas.
Surface.- 1,200 sqm.
Built area.- 20,000 sqm.
Iniciation.- 2018.
Completion.- 2023.
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
Cesar Rosales, Dovedope. Francisco Alvarez, The Raws. Adrian Machuca, Pentaprisma. Viviano Villarreal-Buerón

Viviano Villarreal-Buerón. Mass Operations

Mass Operations is an architecture studio founded by architect Viviano Villarreal-Buerón in 2015. The studio was created with the ambitious idea of being a studio with presence and projects on two continents. Founded in the city of Hong Kong, where the official languages are English and Cantonese, the firm was founded as "MASS OPERATIONS", a name that speaks about the work and communication process of the office space project where; They see projects as a series of operations, which, when applied en masse, generate architecture.

Having started with various interior projects in the city of Hong Kong. The first year of the office would be characterized by trips, between Asia and Mexico, looking for projects. With nearly 150,000 km traveled, in 2016 the first interior projects such as the “Artist's Loft in Chai Wan” (Winner of the Silver Medal at the 2017 Young Architects Biennial) were completed, and the first sketches of vertical projects in Mexico.
"We see our projects as a series of operations, which, when applied en masse, generate architecture."
Viviano Villarreal-Buerón.

From 2017 to 2019, architectural projects would begin in the south and north of Mexico. In the first instance, the “La Casa Escalera” project in the city of Monterrey, a single-family residence that seeks to float a concrete box to create 3 levels completely bathed in natural light. Growing in scale, a multi-family building in Veleta de Tulúm "Edificio Code Tulúm" generates through its structural frameworks a flexibility of typologies with terraces at sunset (Honorable mention, NL Architectural Biennial 2021). And culminating in the fall of 2021, the “Farmacias del Ahorro Monterrey Corporate Building,” a project that sought to move away from the vertical epidemic of the metropolises to give the opportunity for horizontal interconnection with public spaces. Using its center as a meeting space, with access roads as ramps from the sidewalk, unifying the public and the private. (Winner of the Noldi Prize 2021 and the Calli de Cristal for the best office building Bienal Arq. NL 2021).



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