Rethinking Industrial Environments: Integrating Culture, Tradition, and Sustainability

Mezcal production palenque

  • Industrial
  • 2020 - Ongoing
  • Jiquilpan, Mexico

This industrial building draws inspiration from the local culture, traditional mezcal distilleries, and the vernacular wooden architecture of Michoacán, where exposed structural timber offers a tactile experience.

Adjacent to the building, we designed a biopond and a botanical garden. The water reservoir serves as the firefighting system for the plant, replacing the need for water stored thanks.

The client played a crucial role in the project, emphasizing from the early stages that the building should have minimal environmental impact.

By integrating contemporary techniques and materials such as Laminated wood and ceramic bricks, we aim to elevate the experience for both workers and visitors, fostering a sense of familiarity in their daily interactions with the space.

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Credits

  • José Luis Elenes

    Diana Martinez

    Tadeo Jimenez

  • Rafael Palacios

    César Béjar