The Jazz Foundation / em-estudio 

The Jazz Foundation / em-estudio 

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Text description provided by the architects. The project is born with the intention of creating a multidisciplinary cultural forum in which Jazz is the main exponent.

© Ivan Esqueda Martínez 
© Ivan Esqueda Martínez 

The building is located on Puerto Vallarta’s “Malecón” (boardwalk); it is built above an existing commercial building, giving the project a great ocean view. The access to The Jazz Foundation is on Morelos Street (perpendicular to “Malecón”) through a large wooden door that leads to a staircase that is contained in a double-height space full of natural light coming through a glass dome.

© Ivan Esqueda Martínez 
© Ivan Esqueda Martínez 

The building façade is constructed with a concrete lattice that allows the flow of air and lets light in from the outside during the day, and works as a large light box at night. Openings are created in the façade to frame exterior views.

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The project is built with a light metal structure that holds the wooden roof, where the electrical and sound installations are visible, allowing the space to change and adapt to different events, performances and concerts.

© Ivan Esqueda Martínez 
© Ivan Esqueda Martínez 
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Plan
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© Ivan Esqueda Martínez 

The main space, with a capacity of up to a hundred seated guests, is conformed by three main elements: a large bar made with concrete and wood; a terrace whose access is through a large window that frames the ocean; and, in the middle, a stage which is made of wooden staves and can be seen from anywhere in the room. 

© Ivan Esqueda Martínez 
© Ivan Esqueda Martínez 

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Address:Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico

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Cite: "The Jazz Foundation / em-estudio " 12 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/787058/the-jazz-foundation-em-estudio> ISSN 0719-8884

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