Laguna was a textile and yarn factory built in the 1920s in Mexico City’s Doctores neighborhood. Carried out by the local firm Productora (Carlos Bedoya, Víctor Jaime, Wonne Ickx, Abel Perles), the project returns the manufacturing facility to its original state and expands certain areas to create a collaborative space for entrepreneurs working in design, architecture, urban planning, gastronomy, art, and more. In premises that have disfigured over time, the intervention preserves the exterior and interior facades and refurbishes the courtyards.
Addressing current needs, a dialogue is established between past and present, highlighting the attributes of the existing construction. The green color applied on architectural elements of the original building, and present too in some of the old clothmaking machines, is repeated in the new project, resulting in a new identity for Laguna.