Los Paleteros is a corporate offices project for one of the fastest growing business. Located in Heredia, Costa Rica and carried out by architecture studio Tactic Architects.
Los Paleteros, is designed as a warehouse for an ice cream company. Although it is a company of great projection, it was essential to strengthen the bond between the workers. To design a space that encourages collaborative thinking.
The ground floor is occupied by a series of rooms arranged permietral around the wall. Without losing continuity, they all have glass doors, which open to the interior of the building.
The architecture of Los Paleteros, is designed with great flexibility, thought for its constant growth.
A large central space functions as the interior courtyard of the project; it is the point where all the ideas of Los Paleteros converge. A place that oxygenates and from where labor relations get closer, and collaborative spirit is fostered.
The intervention build in wood, gives continuity to the whole project, as if it were a connecting thread of spaces, the same idea that runs through each work space. Using materials that require little maintenance, in addition to adjusting to the flexibility requirement, it also brings a young and contemporary look.
The building where Los Paleteros is housed is an industrial warehouse structure, therefore, natural light is a scarce resource. This is why in order to maximize it, the connection between the areas it is build through glass walls.
Flexibility and democracy could be the driving threads of the entire project. An office designed for a company in constant changing, for which the architects of Los Paleteros, have designed an open structure.
It would be possible to think that this is a way of understanding architecture as a living organism, adaptable to the transformations of society.
Photos by GarciaLachner.