AFT Arquitectos designed the corporate headquarters for Tarjeta Naranja in Córdoba, Argentina. The corporate campus is composed of three buildings set over 100,000 square feet. The main building rises 12-stories high and achieved the first LEED certification in Córdoba.
The building, as with most updated corporate facades, meets the needs of the growing company culture by providing adaptive spaces for employees and visitors. The new facility includes underground parking, communicative spaces, an auditorium and courtyards in both the interior and exterior of the building. Additionally, the building features modern art in the form of sculptures to provide a contemporary working environment.
The building’s façade embodies the Tarjeta Naranja company motto of “innovation, efficiency and joy” translated by the architects into an unmistakable orange design. As the editors at DesignBoom describe, “As well as adding a vibrant orange to the city’s skyline, at first glance, the building appears as a trapezoidal prism and depending on where it is being viewed, different angles have been achieved due to it being influenced by the internal programs.”
The solid color aluminum composite panels were fabricated by CGSA Argentina utilizing ALPOLIC/fr®. The ALPOLIC/fr® panels are enhanced with Lumiflon FEVE resin. Metal cladding coated with Lumiflon fluoropolymer technology achieves a plethora of benefits including longer life cycles, reduced costs, higher gloss ranges and unparalleled weatherability. The combination of metal composite panels and Lumiflon resin allow for colorful facades to retain their luster for years to come.
information courtesy of DesignBoom
Photography ©Gonzalo Viramonte via Archello