CIITA || HADVD Arquitectos || Architect of the Year Awards 2020

HADVD Arquitectos: Winner of Architect of the Year Awards 2020. The creation of a Center for Innovation and Integration of Advanced Technologies (CIITA) is created to meet the demand of the different industrial sectors, with the idea of ​​improving the salary values of the researcher / employee ratio in the industry, to optimize the destination of resources to support research for the development of technology and innovation; which is a culture of promoting innovation in the state of Chihuahua.

Project Name: CIITA Center for Innovation and Integration of Advanced Technologies
Location: Av. Vicente Guerrero, and Blvd. Antonio J. Bermúdez, Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua.
Estimated year for construction: 2020
Year designed: 2018/2019
Designed area (m2): 7,700 m2

Collaborators in design:

Principal Hugo Alonso Amparan de León / Carlos Eduardo Villegas Duarte
Design/technical team: Francisco Diaz, Guillermo Morales, Mariana Aguirre, Karla López, Paulina Huerta, Josimar Bocanegra, Victor Guzman, Ana Karen Vazquez, Leonardo Fernandez, Alma Cabello.

Manufacturers / Products

Interface / flooring
Hunter Douglas / Ceiling
Castel / Ceramic tile
Magg and Tecno Lite / Lighting
Aluminio y Tecnologia de Chihuahua (Al-tech) / glass and windows
Rolformados / envelope ventilated systems
Herman Miller / Furniture
Troldtek / Ceiling and acoustic walls

Expressing the innovative nature of this research center is its main factor. With more than 7,000 m2 of construction, this innovation center seeks to provide flexible and dynamic spaces that foster the collaborative spirit that a research and innovation center demands, also by favoring spaces that encourage creativity. The use of translucent office capsules, laboratories, transition areas, and in general, spaces for collaborative work used in this building are part of a great master plan for an important economic sector of Ciudad Juárez.

Communal meeting rooms and central “plazas” emphasize the intention to create a collaborative research and innovation center. Starting from two distribution blocks, where the main building, one of the blocks, houses an exhibition pavilion focused on the manufacturing industry, that highlights the human and technological potential of the region; in addition to the multipurpose rooms for exhibitions, training, workshops and conferences, this building is the component where the interaction of researchers and creators from the industry with permanent and flexible workspaces will dwell. The building that complements the center is the laboratory spaces, the second block; models for manufacturing wood, metal, plastics and prototyped advanced 3D printers, features also an anechoic chamber with the purpose to do analysis and acoustic measurements to make samples for the development of advanced technologies and new manufacturing techniques in robotics, artificial intelligence, smart device energy, and nanotechnology.

Inspired by the natural elements and cultural aspects of the Chihuahua state interacting with a space that fosters creativity and innovation derived from technology.

The building displays on its façade a wrapping envelope that replicates the shapes and colors of the Samalayuca desert dunes; as well as the massive elements, that simulate large rocks in reference to the copper canyons, that allow us to understand the formal proposal inspired by nature and which takes form by the use of technological elements and systems to carry it out its construction. Towards the interior, the pattern in the shades and textures of the carpet flooring replicates the art of the artisans of the famous Mata Ortiz pottery. And for its auditorium, reference is made to the natural marvel of Naica’s cave formations, giving it a cavern- like appearance, privileging materials that favor the acoustics of the space.

With CIITA, the target is to promote innovation, transfer and technological development of sectors identified as strategic in the State of Chihuahua, generating, developing and articulating scientific and technological projects that contribute to a more competitive and sustainable economic development, taking advantage of the potential of the region for the benefit of its population.

Firm || HADVD Arquitectos
Project Name || CIITA
Architect || Carlos Villegas
Architect of the Year Award Category || Office Building Concept

Project Location || Juarez
Team || Principales: Hugo Alonso Amparan de Leon / Carlos Eduardo Villegas Duarte, Colaboradores en diseño: Francisco Diaz, Guillermo Morales, Mariana Aguirre, Karla López, Paulina Huerta, Josimar Bocanegra, Victor Guzman, Ana Karen Vazquez, Leonardo Fernandez, Alma Cabello.
Country || Mexico
Photography ©Credit || ©HADVD Arquitectos

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