Liverpool Villahermosa

Five layers of concrete ‘propellers’ create the new façade of a Liverpool department store in Villahermosa, Mexico.

The façade is part of a campaign to modernize the aesthetic of Liverpool, Mexico’s largest department store chain. The new exterior, designed by Mexico City-based architectural firm Iñaki Echeverria, is made of precast concrete slabs positioned at 180-degree angles. The rotated pieces range from 16 to 20m in height.   

‘As a whole they create a sense of movement,’ says architect Jonathan Hajar of Iñaki Echeverria. ‘Light changes through the day and artificial lighting at night provide an interesting mixture of colors, reflections and shadows to create an always-changing image for the façade.’

After experimenting with fibreglass and sand, concrete was used because it withstands heat in tropical climates while aging beautifully.

The Villahermosa shop is located at the Plaza Altabrisa shopping centre. Interiors were completed by FRCH Design Worldwide.

 

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