The general design concept is based on generating a three-dimensional steel mesh which, in addition to forming the volume of the entrance, is pulled into the interior of the existing building as an extension that can be adapted to meet the programmatic requirements using the same material conditions.
The spaces are framed by the openings formed by the structural matrix: a three-dimensional mesh made up of more than 1,500 faces, offering complexity and richness to the overall appearance of the project. The layout appears to shift and change according to the lighting conditions and visitors’ vantage points.
The deployed metal mesh forms a complex three-dimensional network made up of 355 different pieces of a 4 mm steel sheet. The location and orientation of each element are controlled through precise coding, as well as the respective profiles, which were laser cut to create the 1,538 faces that make up the structure. CNC folding machines were used for the assembly, which made it possible to shape each section, containing more than 1,200 angles.