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Medicos de Visas, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Photo: Ruben Escobar
Photo: Ruben Escobar

To transform a former food court building into Medicos de Visas, a medical center in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, Grupo ARKHOS designed a new façade, entrance canopy and covered, outdoor plaza. The company was the architect, fabricator and installer for the project.

The renovation began by removing a bridge-like structure from the roof. It was replaced by a triangular mass wrapped in smooth, silver aluminum composite material (ACM) panels.

The walls are also clad with ACM. The wall panels feature a pattern of pyramid shapes. A red entrance canopy and white covered plaza have angular shapes as well. The entrance canopy was built with ACM and a tensile membrane structure was used to construct the covered plaza.

Grupo ARKHOS fabricated and installed 14,100 square feet of Arconic Architectural Products LLC’s 4-mm-thick Reynobond ACM in three colors: Kynar CW 500 XL Bright Silver, Pewter and Brite Red. All the ACM was fabricated on the job site, and the 18,000-square-foot project was completed in January 2018.