The Center for Manufacturing Innovation was designed by the architectural practice of Brooks + Scarpa and it is located in the Research Park for Technical Innovation in Monterrey, Mexico, a park which is a partnership between the government, universities and private sector seeking economic growth through technical innovation.
The campus spreads over more than 1000 hectares and contains over 50 research centers focusing on nanotechnology, biotechnology, mechatronics and advanced manufacturing, IT, advanced materials development and clean energy.
This project tries to provide a model environment for the users as well as for the visitors so that the roof has the shape of a saw tooth being reminiscent of the old factories and also of the nearby Monterrey Mountains.
The building is separated into two volumes, one containing the warehouse and the laboratories while the other hosts the offices. The entire façade is clad with a perforated metal skin incorporating interplay between the solid and the empty while also increasing the privacy of the researchers.