The proposal for the Chilean Pavilion at Guadalajara’s International Book Fair, designed by DAW, consists in generating a great container that permits a greater presence within the exhibition center and the easy recognition as an icon. As a grand “open house” being the principal concept, the thematic exposition of Chile is prepared in outdoor spaces, consisting primarily in a furnished base and a wooden deck. More images and architects’ description after the break.
The volume is composed of two skins: a permeable exterior, formed by blocks of wooden windows, and the exhibition of books that form a temporary second skin, which adds color to the interior (the spines) and white to the exterior (the paper). The interior of the pavilion was conceived as a grand library, including the programs related with the exhibition of books, communal areas and an auditorium, which can also be used as a casual reading space. Architects: DAW Location: Guadalajara, Mexico Team: Macarena Aguilar (Project management), Sebastián Bravo (Architect), Raul Pacheco (Architect), Johanny Angulo (Interior design), Daniela Pezo (3D modelling), María Jesús Izquierdo (Graphic design), Francisca Bórquez (Contents) Client: Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y de las Artes, Pro Chile Project Area: 329 m2 pavilion, 327 m2 exterior terrace, 138 m2 back office Year: 2012