Architects: AS/D Asociacion de Diseño
Location: Mexico DF, Mexico
Lead Designers: Fernando Velasco, Paola Morales
Project Team: Jose Munoz, Eduardo Palomino, Santiago Garcia De Letona, Piergianna Mazzocca
Construction: Punto y Raya Arquitectura y Construccion. Honorio Juarez
Site Area: 900 sqm
Buit Area: 2,400 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Jeremy Clouser, Piergianna Mazzocca
Competing against shortlisted firms Shigeru Ban, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Smiljan Radic, and Mauricio Rocha, Snøhetta was awarded first prize for their museum design for the University of Guadalajara. Scheduled to begin in 2011, the new Museum of Environmental Science will be part of the cultural district adjacent to the main campus and planned wilderness preserves in Mexico. Snøhetta’s winning design was developed in collaboration with ARUP for structural MEP, sustainability, acoustics and theater planning.
More images of the winning proposal after the break.
Architects: Alberto Kalach
Location: Mexico DF, Mexico
Competition Team: Alberto Kalach, Gustavo Lipkau, Juan Palomar, Tonatiuh Martínez
Project Team: Alberto Kalach, Emmanuel Ramírez, Ignacio del Río, Tami Tamashiro, José Luis Reyes, Héctor Módica, Bolivar Garrido, Ivan Ramírez, Gabriel Ortiz, Roland Oberhofer, Paola Acevedo, Alejandro Castañeda
Botanical Garden: José Ma. Buendía, Carlos Murillo, Teobaldo Eguiluz, Jardín Botánico UNAM
Structural Engineering: Martínez Romero – EMRSA
Structural Design: Enrique Arriaga
Interior Design: Adriana León – TAX
Project Area: 38,091 sqm
Project Year: 2004-2007
Photographs: Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre
Back on September we featured the Soumaya Museum designed by LAR + Fernando Romero. The museum will house a diverse collection of international painting, sculpture, and object art from the 14th century to the present, including the world’s second largest collection of Rodin sculptures.
The Smooth Building is located in a residential area called San Pedro Garza Garcia in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, a place of beauty with an excellent location that gives a gorgeous sight of the Sierra Madre Oriental at its South facade. The challenge of this project was to design an office and a house in the same lot taking advantage of the maximum space of every single area. For this reason it was necessary to mix the uses of house and office between the four levels, obtaining the best location for each space inside of the building.
Drawings and photographs of this project after the break.
Architects: Jorge Hernandez de la Garza
Location: Nuevo León, México
Project Team: Paula Campos Legorreta, Rodrigo Ambriz, Carlos Rubio Martinez
Mecanical Engineering: EA Ingeniería
Project Area: 1,100 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Paul Czitrom
Architects: LAR / Fernando Romero y Mauricio Ceballos
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Project Team: Ana Medina, Herminio Gonzalez, Omar Gerala Félix, Sergio Rebelo, Ana Paula Herrera, Mario Mora, Juan Pedro López, Guillermo Mena, Libia Castilla, Raúl García, Manuel Díaz, Alan Aurioles, Ana Gabriela Alcocer, Luis Ricardo García, Ivan Ortiz, Tiago Pinto, Laura Dominguez, Juan Andres Lopez, Olga Gomez, Hugo Fernandez, Jason Sidelko, Eddy Slim, Nicola, Davolio, Lee Warren, Alexander Pena, Jacqueline Hernan- dez, Kosuke Osawa, Francisco Javier de la Vega, David Hernandez, Jorge Hernandez, Joaquín Collado, Mariana Tafoya, Eduardo Benítez, Pe- dro Lechuga, Thorsten Englert, Luís Fuentes, Luís Flores, Rodolfo Rueda, Víctor Chávez, Max Betancourt, Wonne Icks, Dolores Robles-Martínez, Sappho Van Laer, Ophelie Chassin, Elena Haller, Abril Tobar, Diego Eumir Jasso, Albert Beele, Homero Yánez, Cynthia Meléndez, Hugo Vela, Susana Hernández, Gerardo Galicia, Alberto Duran, Camilo Mendoza, Dafne Zvi Zaldívar, Cecilia Jiménez, Ángel Ortiz, Raúl Antonio Hernández, Alma Delfina Rosas, Wendy Guillen, Raúl Flores, Daniel Alejandro Farías, Jesús Monroy, Saúl Miguel Kelly, Iván Javier Avilés, Cesar Pérez
Client: Grupo Carso / Museo Soumaya
Façade: Gehry Technologies
Engineer concept: ARUP Los Angeles
Project Regency: Inpros
Civil Constructor: PC Constructores
Project Area: 17,000 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Architects: Agustín Landa Ruiloba, Rolando Martínez Rodríguez
Location: San Pedro Garza García, México
Project Architects: Manuel Martínez, Eugenio Adame, Nicolas von Wuthenau, Antonio Chávez, Jorge Corcuera, Enrique Yañez, Mónica Suberville, Estela Alvarado
Engineer: Ing. Victor Molina (Instalaciones Electromecánicas), Ing. Ricardo Nieto, DARE de Monterrey, S.A. de C.V. (Instalaciones Hidrosanitarias)
Technical Architects: Jorge Alberto Guajardo Leal
Project area: 700 sqm
Project year: 2005 – 2006
Photographs: Javier Orozco, Gerardo Almaguer y Francisco Rodarte
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 León, Guanajuato, México.
More information and images after the break.
The Architectural Association is organizing a visiting school in Mexico City titled, “Recovering Waterscapes”, which focuses on the challenges created by the changing city on this scarce resource. The event is scheduled to take place on the 5th-14th of January 2011 at Universidad Iberoamericana. More event description after the break.
HAY! tráfico workshop has proposed an Ecoturistical Center along the Zahuapan River in Tlaxcala, Mexico. Composed of four architects: Shamed Austria, Alejandro Heredia, Karla Santana, Lucia Ezeta; the team embarks on the task of reclaiming public spaces in their city and “democratizing” them for public use.
Their proposal is an Eco-turistical Center that physically embodies all of the dimensions of community to serve as public spaces for a wide variety of uses.
More images and proposal description after the break.
fabriK·B, a young architectural office based in Mexico and Berlin shared with us their proposal for the Parque Bicentenario Estero 2010 (Bicentennial Park), located in San José del Cabo, Baja California, Mexico. They received a special mention for the Landscape Architecture Urban/Social/ecological structure at the d3 Award Natural Systems 2010. More images and architect’s description after the break.
Architect: Jesus Davila arquitectos
Location: Aguascalientes, Mexico
Client: Karla Judith Medina
Design Year: 2009
Construction Year: 2010-2011
Project Area: 125 sqm (25 sqm each floor)
Photographs: Ignacio Herrera
Architects: Kontrast Arquitectura
Location: La Bocana, Bahías de Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico
Project Architects: Jorge Herrera Martinez
Collaborators: José Iván Ramírez Guerra, Mariano Santana Ramírez, Irasema Gómez Toledo, Gabino Muñoz, Patricia Vázquez, Lori Zamel
Investor: Mark & Lori Zamel
Contractors: Alfonso Chávez Franco
Land Area: 193.75 sqm
Project Area: 272.25 sqm
Budget: USD$ 290,000.00
Project Year: 2007-2008
Photographs: Fabian Lasala Guevara
The San Ysidro Land Port of Entry is designed to be the port of the future, not only operationally, but also in terms of high-performance buildings.
Designed by the award-winning architectural firm, The Miller Hull Partnership, all three phases of the project are targeted to achieve LEED Platinum certification due to energy efficiency, water conservation strategies, and an integrated design process. Most notably is the potential of achieving net zero energy in all the occupied spaces, the first facility open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to achieve this in the United States.
Complete press release and more images after the break.