2023 IID 🏆 Awards

Gold Winner | Volvo | spAce

The design of Volvo’s offices, called Volvo City, was created on half of the 28th floor at The Summit Santa Fe. The design incorporates the minimalism and functionality of Sweden, as well as the clean and smooth lines of the brand’s vehicles. The look and feel provides a sense of hospitality by blending Scandinavian style with Mexican craftsmanship. The perimeter features curtain wall facades, which provide ample natural light and excellent panoramic views.

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Gold 🏆 Winner
International Interior Design Awards 2023

Corporate Interior Built


Juan Carlos Baumgartner

Design Team
Juan Carlos Baumgartner, Sophia Peimbert

Mexico City


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Volvo City is designed in a circuit-like layout, with the main circulation path forming a road that connects different spaces. Lighting plays a significant role and serves as a guiding element throughout the office. The hybrid office model is implemented through casual, collaborative, and traditional workspaces, as well as recreational and relaxation areas, divided into zones such as the public, collaborative workspace, and high-concentration work areas. The varied workspace palette allows users to inhabit the office throughout the day.

Upon entering, you are greeted by the lobby bar and lounge, which serves as a waiting or casual meeting area and divides the public area from the private area. To the right is the public area, which includes a 6-person boardroom, a cafeteria, a conference center for 66 people, and technical rooms. On the left side of the lobby, past an access control point, is the open workspace area. This area promotes teamwork through flexible furniture.

The heart of this zone is the work cafe located in a corner with a panoramic view, promoting socialization and dynamic work. In the center of the area, next to the core of the building, you will find various enclosed spaces that function as meeting rooms and war rooms. These elements are framed by a luminous arch that emulates the window of a car.

Finally, there is the concentration area, which promotes individual work. The project’s journey ends with a secondary entrance and backlit art that indicates that it is not the end of the road because there is still more to discover. In addition to providing its users with a top-notch workspace, the Volvo City project aims to be environmentally friendly. With sustainability in mind, the project was designed with LEED certification in the works.