Vias Cultural Center / Estudio SIC

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Architects: Estudio SIC
Location: León, Spain
Project Area: 800 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Esaú Acosta

ASPAYM Center for persons with disabilities / Amas4arquitectura

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Architects: Amas4arquitectura
Location: Calle San Juan de Sahagún, León,
Architects In Charge: Javier López de Uribe, Fernando Zaparaín, Fermín Antuña, Eduardo García
Collaborator: Pablo Guillén Llanos
General Contractor: Construcciones Moral Calvo S.A.
Area: 1035 m2
Project Year: 2011
Photography: Courtesy of Amas4arquitectura

UIAC / Landa Arquitectos

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Architects: Landa Arquitectos
Location: León, Guanajuato,
Architect In Charge: Agustín Landa Vértiz
Area: 5,189.45 sqm
Proyect Year: 2011
Photographs: Jorge Vertiz Gargollo

Social Housing at Boera Park / Peñín Architects + OAB + Edifica

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Architects: Peñín Architects + OAB + Edifica
Location: Puerto de Castellón,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Diego Opazo

Habitat ITESM Leon / SHINE Architecture + TAarquitectura

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Architects: SHINE Architecture + TAarquitectura
Location: , México
Design Team: Salvador Ferreiro, Minche Mena, Michael Smith, Rubén Vázquez, José Zermeño
Photographs: Courtesy of SHINE Architecture

Conference and Exhibition Center / Dominique Perrault Architecture

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The winning proposal for the conference and exhibition center in Leon, by Dominique Perrault Architecture stands on the grounds of the old Sugar Santa Elvira and involves the transformation of the main building of the former sugar in Congress Hall (Grand Palais) and the creation of an Exhibition center located to the east side of the Palace of Congress. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Student’s Residence on U.L.E Campus / MACA Estudio + VIRAI Arquitectos

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The project proposal for the Student’s Residence on U.L.E Campus by MACA Estudio + VIRAI Arquitectos is designed as a system rather than a building. Unable to design a solution based on the conditions associated with a given plot, the project offers an independent and isotropic system, with its own “domestic” rules, which does not depend on where it is located and responds the same way to the different physical conditions that can be found. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Incubadora Social ITESM-BANCOMER / Shine Architecture

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Architects: SHINE Architecture
Location: Leon,
Project Credits: Minche Mena, Michael Smith, Ruben Vazquez, Jose Zermeno
Developed by: SHINE Architecture

Typology: Social-Education
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of SHINE Architecture


© Aitor Ortiz

Architects: ACXT Arquitectos / Javier Aja Cantalejo
Location: Vitoria, Alava,
Collaborators: Aitxiber Olarte Bidaurrazaga, Daniela Bustamante Altamirano
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 5,847 sqm
Photographs: Aitor Ortiz

GH Genhelix Biopharmaceutical Facilities / estudioSIC

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Architect: estudioSIC
Location: León,
Authors: Esaú Acosta, Mauro Gil-Fournier, Miguel Jaenicke, estudiosic
Client: GH Genhelix
Collaborators: Alfredo Borgui, Nieves Valle, Matteo Ferrari
Coauthors: Pedro Colón, Raquel Buj
Project Team: Fhecor, Jose María Heras, IPD, David García, Gumersindo Fuertes
General Constructor: García de Celis
Budget: 4,890,000 €
Project Area: 8380 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Esaú Acosta. estudiosic


© Pablo Cruz

Architects: / Alberto Alarcón
Location: , Spain
Collaborators: Sara Rojo, Carlos Tomás, Clara García, Heloise
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 310 sqm
Photographs: Pablo Cruz, Alberto Alarcón

Aluminium Refinery Offices / Madland Estudio & Espacio Papel Arquitectos

© Elena Almagro

Architects: Madland Estudio & Espacio Papel Arquitectos
Location: , Spain
Project Area: 887.55 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Elena Almagro

VIAS Space / estudioSIC


Architects: estudioSIC – Esaú Acosta, Mauro Gil-Fournier, Miguel jaenicke, estudiosic
Location: Leon,
Collaborators: Alfredo Borgui, Nieves Valle, Albert Pérez
Co-authors: Pedro Colón, Raquel Buj
Project Team: Take Away Media, Jorge Pellitero
Project area: 1,450 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: estudioSIC, Esaú Acosta

Odontology Facility / eSTUDIO vS

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Architects: eSTUDIO vS
Location: León, , México
Collaborator: Miguel A. Maestro Gz.
Client: Universidad de La Salle Bajío
Project area: 778 sqm
Project year: 2006 – 2007
Photographs: Roberto Ortiz

Antorcha Bicentenario / José Pareja Gómez and Jesús Hernández Martínez

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The bicentennial torch, designed by José Pareja Gómez and Jesús Hernández Martínez, is inspired by the mural depicting the social struggle of Mexican independence by Jose Clemente Orozco in which the leader of the independence, Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, leading the insurrection by tightly grasping a flaming torch. The structure manifested from this image by the architect is a 45-meter tall element emphasizing the main entrance into , Guanajuato, México.

More information and images after the break.