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  6. Las Margaritas Social Center / Dellekamp Arquitectos + TOA Taller de Operaciones Ambientales + Comunidad de Aprendizaje

Las Margaritas Social Center / Dellekamp Arquitectos + TOA Taller de Operaciones Ambientales + Comunidad de Aprendizaje

  • 01:00 - 4 April, 2014
Las Margaritas Social Center / Dellekamp Arquitectos + TOA Taller de Operaciones Ambientales + Comunidad de Aprendizaje
Las Margaritas Social Center  / Dellekamp Arquitectos + TOA Taller de Operaciones Ambientales + Comunidad de Aprendizaje, Courtesy of TOA Taller de Operaciones Ambientales
Courtesy of TOA Taller de Operaciones Ambientales

© Lara Becerra © Lara Becerra © Lara Becerra Courtesy of TOA Taller de Operaciones Ambientales + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Las Margaritas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
  • Dellekamp Team

    Architect: Derek Dellekamp. Team: Jachen Schleich, Jérémie Dagaud, Miguel Ortigão, Rita Sarzedas.
  • TOA Team

    Emiliano García, Lara Becerra, Juan Rovalo, Brenda Solano, Simon Béquillard
  • Collaborating Team

    Comunidad de las Margaritas, habitantes de la comunidad, Federico López Ortega, David de la Torre
  • Workshop Organizers

    Jorge Kanahuati, Dulce Robles, Joana Moreno, Cristina Hernández, Juan Pablo Zetina, Valentina Vega, Mariana Rocha, Mariel Calderón
  • Funds

    Columbus de México, Transformadora Ciel, Wirikuta Fest, Dominique Berho Fernández, René Becerra, Lourdes Berho Corona, Rita Sarzedas, Familia Ramljak Furszyfer, Aida, Gladys Díaz, Roberto Fuerte, Gilda, Ivana, Leo, Josué Lee Cavero, Cynthia Mojica, Gaby Sembradora, YGU
  • Project Area

    258.0 m2
  • Photography

© Lara Becerra
© Lara Becerra
Sections
Sections

The Las Margaritas Ejidal Center, located in the highlands of the San Luis Potosí desert, was a collaborative project between Dellekamp Architects, TOA, and the local community. Through workshops, we set out to design with, and not just for the community.

Courtesy of TOA Taller de Operaciones Ambientales
Courtesy of TOA Taller de Operaciones Ambientales

The inhabitants asked for: 1. A room in which to hold communal meetings and local parties; 2. A shop in which to sell the natural products of Asociación Flor del Desierto; 3. An Internet center and library; 4. Workshop rooms; and 5. A garden. 

Courtesy of TOA Taller de Operaciones Ambientales
Courtesy of TOA Taller de Operaciones Ambientales

We used local and traditional building techniques to reduce environmental impact, and we trained the population so they could improve and maintain their own homes. The buildings are positioned in a perimeter to protect the central area from strong winds and harsh desert conditions.

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Cite: "Las Margaritas Social Center / Dellekamp Arquitectos + TOA Taller de Operaciones Ambientales + Comunidad de Aprendizaje" [Centro Social Las Margaritas / Dellekamp Arquitectos + TOA Taller de Operaciones Ambientales + Comunidad de Aprendizaje] 04 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/492794/las-margaritas-social-center-dellekamp-arquitectos-toa-taller-de-operaciones-ambientales-comunidad-de-aprendizaje/> ISSN 0719-8884

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