Jorge Mendoza, director at KPF, was a panelist at this year’s Expo Real Estate Mexico, speaking about the future and potential of open office spaces.
Expo Real Estate Mexico is an annual conference in Mexico City dedicated to analyzing real estate development. KPF’s Jorge Mendoza joined the 2019 panel entitled “Open Space in Offices: Problem or Solution?” to discuss evolving trends in workspace design. Mendoza pointed out that lately designers are moving away from closed offices toward open, communal spaces. Large companies are especially eager to adopt open office formats, as these areas help them attract top talent from around the world.
Mendoza noted KPF’s past experience designing for tenants and working to accommodate their needs. KPF emphasizes planning around and for the client rather than developing one-size-fits-all projects. KPF’s Infinity Tower in São Paulo, Brazil embodies this adaptive approach: as an office building for companies like Bloomberg, Facebook, and Louis Vuitton, the Infinity Tower has a varied yet intentional functionality. The tower, fit with large windows and high ceilings, is conducive to collaboration and serves a particular purpose for each of its tenants. Mendoza envisions that office spaces like those in the Infinity Tower will set the stage for the future of the workplace.
Other panelists in discussion with Mendoza were Eric Carreón Camarena (Amazon), Arturo Castro Rodrigues (Steelcase), and Eduardo Francisco Ortega (American Express). Sergio Perez (Newmark Knight Frank) served as the moderator. Learn more about Expo Real Estate Mexico here.