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PRODUCTORA's Pavilion on the Zocalo Wins MCHAP.emerge 2014/2015

12:00 - 4 April, 2016
PRODUCTORA's Pavilion on the Zocalo Wins MCHAP.emerge 2014/2015, © Luis Gallardo
© Luis Gallardo

Yesterday during the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) ceremony, Mexico's most prominent public square, the Pavilion at the Zocalo by Mexico City's PRODUCTORA won the MCHAP.emerge 2014/2015 award, deeming it the best new architecture in the Americas by an emerging practice. 

The MCHAP.emerge prize is awarded biennially by the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). As winner, PRODUCTORA will be given the opportunity to lead a research studio in 2017 related to 'rethinking metropolis' along with $25,000 of funding. 

PRODUCTORA was a finalist among practices from Canada, the United StatesChile and Paraguay. The decision was made by Jury President Stan Allen, architect and former Dean of Princeton University’s School of Architecture (New York); Florencia Rodriguez, editorial director of Piedra, Papel y Tijera publishers (Buenos Aires); Ila Berman, Professor of Architecture, University of Waterloo (Waterloo); Jean Pierre Crousse of Barclay & Crousse (Lima), and Dean Wiel Arets (Chicago).

Finalists Announced for 2014/2015 MCHAP.emerge Awards

16:00 - 18 March, 2016
Finalists Announced for 2014/2015 MCHAP.emerge Awards

The Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize has announced five finalists for its biannual MCHAP.emerge awards, celebrating the best architecture in the Americas by emerging practices. The five projects were selected from a list of 55, coming from 95 different nominators, that were announced last week. The projects represent the best architecture completed by young architects over the past two years in both North and South America, with finalists coming from Canada, the United States, Mexico, Chile and Paraguay.

The winner of the prize will be announced on the evening of April 1st at a symposium at the S. R. Crown Hall in Chicago, after an afternoon in which the finalists present their work to the jury, and the Architecture faculty and student body of IIT. Read on to see the list of finalists.

The Mexican Moment: The Rise of Architecture's Latest Design Capital

01:00 - 16 December, 2014
The Mexican Moment: The Rise of Architecture's Latest Design Capital, Museo Soumaya / FR-EE. Image © Rafael Gamo
Museo Soumaya / FR-EE. Image © Rafael Gamo

On a recent trip abroad, architect and urban planner José Castillo was struck by a conversation with Mexico’s tourism attaché in Asia. Mexican tourism, the attaché remarked, has changed; it was the ancient pyramids and sandy beaches of the country that once drew visitors to it. Today however, architecture and design—and food—prevail.

The issue of food may be of little wonder. Mexican cuisine has indeed become more popular than ever in both the high and low ends of the culinary spectrum, and food in general is not only what one eats for dinner but also a hobby and an obsessive conversation topic. Yet for local design to come to the same level of acclaim and reputation is, at any rate, quite astonishing. It may be, though, that food and architecture are not so far apart. These are both highly creative and productive professions, as well as ones with a rich history, a theory, and many layers of tradition.

La Tallera / Frida Escobedo. Image © Rafael Gamo Zeller & Moye and FR-EE's "Archivo". Image Courtesy of Zeller & Moye Foster + Partners and FR-EE's design for the new Mexico City Airport. Image Courtesy of DBOX for Foster + Partners PRODUCTORA's Auditorio Cuernavaca, with the Teopanzolco Pyramid in the background. Image Courtesy of PRODUCTORA +9

Pavilion for the Culture Fair / PRODUCTORA

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
Pavilion for the Culture Fair / PRODUCTORA, © Luis Gallardo
© Luis Gallardo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zócalo, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06010 Ciudad de México, D.F.
  • Architect in Charge

    Carlos Bedoya, Víctor Jaime, Wonne Ickx, Abel Perles
  • Area

    150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Luis Gallardo © Luis Gallardo © Luis Gallardo © Luis Gallardo +29

Exhibition: In Between Projects / PRODUCTORA

00:00 - 9 April, 2014
Exhibition: In Between Projects / PRODUCTORA

The architectural firm PRODUCTORA, based in Mexico City, is presenting 9 unbuilt projects that have a clear relation to geometry and mathematical composition. Large-scale models, made in collaboration with students at Woodbury University are presented together with black and white CAD drawing that clarify the main conceptual aspect of the building. 

Dogchitecture, Inspired by "Architecture for Dogs"

00:00 - 26 June, 2013
Dogchitecture, Inspired by "Architecture for Dogs", PRODUCTORA
PRODUCTORA

Dogchitecture is an exhibit inspired by Architecture for Dogs”, a project by Japan's Kenya Hara that sought to reinvent the doghouse and integrate it into the world of design.

10 Mexican offices took part in the initiative, including: BNKR ArquitecturaRojkind ArquitectosBroissinPRODUCTORAa-001Taller 13, PMS Arch BuroROW StudioLaboratorio Arquitectura Básica y ESOS

Emerging Voices 2013: PRODUCTORA

00:00 - 26 March, 2013
Emerging Voices 2013: PRODUCTORA, Courtesy of PRODUCTORA
Courtesy of PRODUCTORA

Selected for this year's Emerging Voices of the Architectural League of New York, PRODUCTORA of Mexico City will be delivering a lecture this Thursday, March 28th, at 7:00pm at the Scholastic Auditorium. PRODUCTORA was selected for their distinct design voice and their potential to influence architecture on a global scale. Being named an Emerging Voice is one of the most coveted awards in North American architecture, and the program has an excellent thirty year track record of identifying and nurturing firms that go on to have influential practices.

Other winning firms included in this year's selection are Cao-Perrot Studio of Los Angeles and Paris, DIGSAU of Philadelphia, dlandstudio of Brooklyn, Gracia Studio of Tijuana and San Diego, MASS Design Group of Boston and Kigali, Rwanda, Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects of San Francisco, and SO-IL of New York City. For more information on the event, please visit here.

Architectural League Announces 2013 Winners of Emerging Voices Award

01:00 - 4 February, 2013
Kukje Art Gallery, Seoul (South Korea) / SO-IL, credit: Iwan Baan
Kukje Art Gallery, Seoul (South Korea) / SO-IL, credit: Iwan Baan

Emerging Voices is an award developed by the Architecture League of New York that annually selects eight practitioners in a juried portfolio selection.  Award recipients are selected from the disciplines of architecture, landscape design and urbanism and display the sensibility of the profession in light of the larger issues related to the built environment.  This year's selection includes: SO-ILPRODUCTORAOgrydziak Prillinger ArchitectsMASS Design Groupgraciastudio , dland studioDIGSAU, and cao | perrot Studio.

Details after the break. 

Call Center Churubusco / + PRODUCTORA

01:00 - 27 January, 2013
Call Center Churubusco /  + PRODUCTORA, © Paul Czitrom
© Paul Czitrom
  • Architects Office

  • Location

    Mexico City, Mexico
  • Collaborator

    Jorge Cárdenas
  • Area

    2700.0 msqm
  • Year

    2008
  • Photography

© Paul Czitrom © Paul Czitrom © Paul Czitrom © Paul Czitrom +12

House in Tlayacapan / PRODUCTORA

01:00 - 24 January, 2013
House in Tlayacapan  / PRODUCTORA, Courtesy of PRODUCTORA
Courtesy of PRODUCTORA
  • Architects Office

  • Location

    Morelos, México
  • Collaborators

    Amauri Sidh, Sonia Starck, Iván Villegas
  • Area

    90.0 sqm
  • Year

    2011
  • Photography

    Cortesia de PRODUCTORA

Courtesy of PRODUCTORA Courtesy of PRODUCTORA Courtesy of PRODUCTORA Courtesy of PRODUCTORA +8

Celeste Champagne & Tea Room / PRODUCTORA

01:00 - 21 January, 2013
Celeste Champagne & Tea Room / PRODUCTORA, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
  • Architects Office

  • Location

    Mexico City, Mexico
  • Architects

    Carlos Bedoya, Victor Jaime, Wonne Ickx, Abel Perles
  • Collaborators

    David Ortega, Félix Guillén, Jorge Fernández, Laura Rodríguez, Diego Escamilla, Iván Villegas
  • Area

    160.0 sqm
  • Year

    2011
  • Photography

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +18

A47 Mobile Art Library / PRODUCTORA

01:00 - 18 January, 2013
A47 Mobile Art Library  / PRODUCTORA, © Luis Gallardo
© Luis Gallardo
  • Architects Office

  • Location

    Mexico City, México
  • Design Team

    Carlos Bedoya, Victor Jaime, Wonne Ickx, Abel Perles
  • Collaborators

    Guillermina Ceci, Lucrecia Sodo, Uriel Piña, Iván Villegas, Charlotte Martinot
  • Client

    Alumnos 47
  • Area

    20.0 sqm
  • Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Luis Gallardo

© Luis Gallardo © Luis Gallardo © Luis Gallardo © Luis Gallardo +47

Casa Díaz / PRODUCTORA

01:00 - 10 February, 2012
Casa Díaz / PRODUCTORA, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Valle de Bravo, State of Mexico, Mexico
  • Architects

    PRODUCTORA - Carlos Bedoya, Victor Jaime, Wonne Ickx, Abel Perles
  • Collaborators

    Felix Guillen, Diego Escamilla, Oscar Trejo, Iván Villegas
  • Construction

    Diseño e Ingenierías EMET (Leonardo León)
  • Client

    Díaz Family
  • Area

    450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo +36

Centre for Promotion of Science proposal / Paisajes Emergentes + Productora

18:00 - 25 February, 2011
Courtesy of Paisajes Emergentes + Productora
Courtesy of Paisajes Emergentes + Productora

Paisajes Emergentes, along with Productora, shared with us their proposal for the Centre for Promotion of Science Competition in Belgrade, Serbia. More images and architect’s description after the break.

House in Chihuahua / PRODUCTORA

01:00 - 18 May, 2009
House in Chihuahua / PRODUCTORA
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Architect

    PRODUCTORA - Carlos Bedoya, Wonne Ickx, Victor Jaime, Abel Perles
  • Collaborators

    Fernando Sánchez, Ross Adams, Jorge Cárdenas, Iván Villegas, Thorsten Englert
  • Structural Engineering

    José Ramón Castillo
  • Garden Design

    Rocio Amarante
  • Construction

    Baraka
  • Air conditioning

    Corbik
  • Heating

    Enrique Wide
  • Carpentry

    Eduardo Morales
  • Kitchen Installation

    Medel Rust
  • Area

    375.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008

House in Chihuahua / PRODUCTORA House in Chihuahua / PRODUCTORA House in Chihuahua / PRODUCTORA House in Chihuahua / PRODUCTORA +28

Mixcoac House / FRENTE + PRODUCTORA

01:00 - 28 February, 2009
Mixcoac House / FRENTE + PRODUCTORA
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mixcoac, Benito Juárez, 03910 Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
  • Architects

    FRENTE / Juan Pablo Maza + PRODUCTORA
  • Project Team

    Juan Pablo Maza, Carlos Bedoya, Wonne Ickx, Victor Jaime, Abel Perles, David Ortega, Gabriela Morales, Veronica Espinosa, Jair Calderon
  • Structural Engieering

    Oscar Trejo
  • Area

    92.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006

Mixcoac House / FRENTE + PRODUCTORA Mixcoac House / FRENTE + PRODUCTORA Mixcoac House / FRENTE + PRODUCTORA Mixcoac House / FRENTE + PRODUCTORA +12