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  7. Vladimir Kaspe Cultural Center / Jorge Hernandez de la Garza

Vladimir Kaspe Cultural Center / Jorge Hernandez de la Garza

  • 00:00 - 14 February, 2009
Vladimir Kaspe Cultural Center / Jorge Hernandez de la Garza
Vladimir Kaspe Cultural Center / Jorge Hernandez de la Garza

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  • Architects

    Jorge Hernandez de la Garza, Gabriel Covarrubias González, Gerardo Broissin Covarrubias
  • Location

    Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
  • Collaborators

    María Teresa de la Torre Gorráez, Carlos Rubio, Jessica Vega
  • Structural Engineering

    Arq. Fernando Castillo
  • Construction

    GDI / Ing. José Hinojosa
  • Project Year

    2006

Text description provided by the architects. The composition of the of the building is based on three fundamental and concordant elements to form a complete balanced one; on one hand a skeleton made of steel. Followed by an extremely sure and and resistant armed concrete body and to give the touch of subtle solidity, glass.

The pieces that conform it, are assembled by means of punctual elements made by these materials; they start from a solid stony volume that fixes the work to the land, the visible structure is materialized in columns that both for balance and functionality reasons, become the force of the building. On the other hand the augmented plane of glass, slight and transparent, which also defines the access to the pavilion and mark the limits with the immediate environment.

The huge open spaces in the first level, called the basement, the outdoors third level, as the one in the middle, covered with a glass skin, provide timeless light and shades that result in an atmosphere of tranquility and simplicity, a fundamental part of the argument used in this building that will perform the functions of a cultural center for the institution.

An external ramp, whose upward sense refers to the eternal human desire to figure out the immemorial knowledge of life, carries the users to the different spaces. First they`ll find a vault that will contain an important computation equipment to the be used by student community, next, inside the body of the construction, in a specially designed area where the wealth of the common property donated by Vladimir Kaspe will be preserved and finally, it will become the perfect scenario for the un substitutable long distance conferences from the most distant countries, among other activities.

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Cite: "Vladimir Kaspe Cultural Center / Jorge Hernandez de la Garza" 14 Feb 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/13935/vladimir-kaspe-cultural-center-jorge-hernandez-de-la-garza/> ISSN 0719-8884
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