JVC Omnilife Headquarters

  • Guadalajara, Mexico
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Working in the Colored Shade of Pergolas and Palm Trees

In Guadalajara the houses are low and the trees tall.
The JVC Omnilife headquarters site is nearby a protected park.
The concept is to extend the park to read the office as part of this landscape, and transform the office building into a scatter of houses at this horizontal city scale.
This joining of office and park allows one to work and to take strolls in the park under an artificial blue sky, to be protected from the real sky − which is revealed at moments through the vegetation. The artificial sky and vegetation are arranged on a grid pattern of mathematical shadows, seeking to stir emotions under its shades and light. Since Guadalajara is the city of Luis Barragan, and here color is an age-old tradition, the office-houses are painted with uncertain and changing color schemes − from red to yellow, from brown to blue… so as to create, under the shades, a blurring of colors and light.


Jean Nouvel