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  7. Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Chapel / COA Arquitectos

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Chapel / COA Arquitectos

  • 11:00 - 7 July, 2015
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Chapel / COA Arquitectos
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Chapel / COA Arquitectos, © Delfoz DS
© Delfoz DS

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Project Architect

    Francisco Ortíz Aguilera
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

  • Collaborators

    Sara Mar García, Sara Ortíz Trenti, Diego Ortíz Aguilera
  • Structures

    Concrete: PH Diseño / Steel: EMYCSA
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© Delfoz DS
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Text description provided by the architects. The project for Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Chapel arises from the donation of 50 acres for the construction of a Diocesan complex, whose main project is the Basilica of Guadalupe. The land is located in a metropolitan area between the towns of Aquiles Serdan and Chihuahua.

Axonometrica
Axonometrica

Emplazamiento Section BB Planta Elevation + 24

As it is a long term project, there was a need to build a chapel that would form community both in the religious sense as in the social sphere, as well as used for devotional practices and cultural events due to the lack of facilities in the area. This is one of the most important premises because it had to be conceived as a multipurpose space able to accommodate a large influx of people, allowing to generate a reference element that gives a sense of belonging to current users.

© Delfoz DS
© Delfoz DS

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The chapel is conceptualized on two elements that create a large shadow, one made of concrete that acts as a ceremony space and the other made of metal is higher and corresponds to the spectator area.

Section AA
Section AA
© Delfoz DS
© Delfoz DS

Being so contrasting with their surroundings, they create in the landscape both a spiritual and physical shelter that gradually integrates into its context. Besides graphically indicating their clear commitment to integrate religious signs like the cross and the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Croquis
Croquis

Within the building system we highlight the structural design of the concrete volume, as the roof of the presbytery covers a span of 22 meters and is simply supported on a series of columns that are hidden within the walls bordering this area.

© Delfoz DS
© Delfoz DS

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Cite: "Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Chapel / COA Arquitectos" [Ermita a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe / COA Arquitectos] 07 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/769703/nuestra-senora-de-guadalupe-chapel-coa-arquitectos/> ISSN 0719-8884