PANDEA | Art Pavilion / MX TAD

PANDEA | Art Pavilion / MX TAD

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San Andrés Cholula, Mexico
  • Architects: MX TAD
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  85
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Diana Arnau
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Lutron, Comex, Detaller, Eurohang, SONOS, Tecnolite
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© Diana Arnau

Text description provided by the architects. PANDEA is a space designed to serve as platform for artists and designers in Puebla; located in Sonata District, one of the fastest growing & modern zones of the city.

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© Diana Arnau

The architectural design was developed simultaneously with the visual identity of the pavilion in order to achieve a global concept, which transmits constant movement & modernity, projected in a versatile space with intense color and subtle polygonal applications.


The project itself is an intervention, which sought to take full advantage of what was already in place, which previously served as real estate sales offices. The intention was to take that “office essence” out and transform it into a space that resembled a disused warehouse; an industrial pavilion that could be easily adapted to any art or designer.

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© Diana Arnau

The entry level has 47 square meters for display, equipped with 6 removable screens that create different exhibition routes depending on their accommodation, allowing to expose large format pieces. The existing floor was used and the walls were lined with white painted bricks, as well as the windows were covered with a designed decal to block the view towards the offices. Both the front desk and the central lamp were designed to be in tune with the identity of the Pavilion, based on irregular polygons that generate different shapes depending on the angle at which you see them.

Ground Floor
Top Floor

To unify the 2 levels and make the visitor follow the tour, we transform the staircase into a transition tunnel, an intense blue space that will attract and arouse the curiosity to see what is at the next level. On the way out, an anamorphic sign that reads “PANDEA” concludes the exhibition tour.

PANDEA | Art Pavilion  / MX TAD - Facade
© Diana Arnau

On the upper level, 18 square meters serve as a second exhibition room or as an ideal space to display pieces of greater importance, which can be better appreciated with controlled lighting, which the lower level cannot offer due to the natural light from the façade. Here, to avoid the view of the existing offices behind the crystal walls, translucent vinyls were applied in order to generate a completely different and private environment.

PANDEA is a mutable space.

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© Diana Arnau

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Address:San Andrés Cholula, Puebla, Mexico

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Cite: "PANDEA | Art Pavilion / MX TAD" 13 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

© Diana Arnau


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