Cemex building award. Third Prize
Selection. Mexican Architectures. The Best of 21st Century. Editorial Arquine
In co-autorship with Antonio Cardenas Gorab, Juan Manuel Lozano de Poo and Manuel Márquez
The building is designed as an open, flexible space that encourages public involvement with the urban context. It is explore the relationship between space, materials and light, and stands out for how well it fits into its physical and historical setting. Reflecting regional architecture, it proposes massive forms, desert hues and local stone, uses since time immemorial by the builders of the region who have used their ancient wisdom to adapt to the climate, materials, sun and wind of the high desert. The layout of the volumes-like stacked prisms- gives way to a central courtyard that serves to distribute the activities of the complex. In parallel, the notion of bridge-buildings, seeking an open public building in which freedom to move around and the relation with the city come together on an almost domestic scale. The project includes a series of functional criteria closely linked to the activities of the association, which form the backbone of the architectural program. Thus, the proposal for the building is to create a flexible space that can be transformed to accommodate different types of activities and arrangements. Meanwhile, the complexity of the interior space is achieved through the intersection of the main volumes.
Collaborators: Elva Araceli González, Cristina Gerling, Eduardo Moreno Palau, Adriana Delgado, Ana Karen Vázquez and Octavio Acosta
Engineer. Ing Enrique Navarro
Resident building manager: Marcos Bocanegra
Construction: University UASLP, Building Construction Department