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USET-OPD Tlaxcala / JSª

  • 01:00 - 14 June, 2013
USET-OPD Tlaxcala / JSª
USET-OPD Tlaxcala  / JSª, © Paul Rivera - archphoto
© Paul Rivera - archphoto

© Paul Rivera - archphoto © Paul Rivera - archphoto © Paul Rivera - archphoto © Paul Rivera - archphoto + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala, Mexico
  • Proyect Team

    Javier Sanchez, Juan Manuel Soler, Aisha Ballesteros, Milton Duran, Gabriela Delgado
  • Proyect Executive

    Miguel de la Torre Carrillo, Cesar Brito, Zulkerine Cazares
  • Ingeneering

    Hector Margain y Asociados
  • Bioclimatic Study

    Biomah, Raúl Huitron
  • Area

    46420.0 m2
  • Proyect Year

  • Photography

Text description provided by the architects. This office complex is located in the State of Tlaxcala, in a government city plot intended to build various seats of the State Government.

© Paul Rivera - archphoto
© Paul Rivera - archphoto

The offices for two Tlaxcala State Ministries, Public Education and Health, are located in the midst of an urban context that is predominantly housing. A topographic analysis of the site was made in order to build the project as platforms, as staggered terraces, to develop the program for the two Ministries.

© Paul Rivera - archphoto
© Paul Rivera - archphoto

Since these office buildings had to be built quickly, we chose a structural system based on prefabricated material, to comply with this requirement.


Both ministries are surrounded by natural spaces. The wooded area was kept in its original site, and it has a gully that serves as a water collector and plays an important role in the environment, which was recovered for the workers of these offices.


The link between both ministries is an open plaza, which clearly marks the access to these, and also creates a clearing for recreation.

© Paul Rivera - archphoto
© Paul Rivera - archphoto

The façades of both buildings have a brise soleil system, sun breakers whose position and separation is done to provide sunlight to the different areas of the offices. 

© Paul Rivera - archphoto
© Paul Rivera - archphoto

Also, a system of green roofs with native plants provides the user with the required comfort.

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About this office
Cite: "USET-OPD Tlaxcala / JSª" [USET-OPD Tlaxcala / JSª] 14 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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