Lacustrine Pavilion / TAP (Taller de Arquitectura Pública)

Lacustrine Pavilion / TAP (Taller de Arquitectura Pública)

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Mexico City, Mexico
  • Architects: TAP (Taller de Arquitectura Pública): Francisco Eduardo Franco
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  140
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Arauco, PRODILAM, Telas JUNCO, WOODGRASS
  • Construction: Katorce Espacios S.A. de C.V
  • Design: Francisco Eduardo Franco
  • Collaborators: Arat Guillen, Ingrid González, Marbet Salazar, Abraham Guillermo Fonseca.
  • Landscape: ALMUDENA | Rebeca Franco y Roma Verde
  • City: Mexico City
  • Country: Mexico
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Text description provided by the architects. The Lacustrine Pavilion was born from the idea of ​​generating a space for continuous reflection on our lacustrine past - that historical memory of the city, some of whose fragments we can still observe, feel, touch and experience. Analogous to a microscope, the pavilion is an artifact that will allow us to observe the lake horizon buried by the city.

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For its construction, the challenge was to generate a structure that would not interfere with the fountain and that ensured the preservation of the square.
Special emphasis was placed on building with high quality, sustainable, low-maintenance materials. The structure is created from national pine wood from certified sustainable forests and its textile covering is made of cotton cloth.

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The structural joints have been designed to be completely demountable by mechanical means, with the idea that they can be assembled with ease and not suffer damage in their disassembly for later transfer to other venues.

Cortesía de TAP
Cortesía de TAP
Cortesía de TAP

The garden, designed in collaboration with Almudena and Huerto Roma Verde, includes a delicate selection of fruits, shrubs, pastures and, of course, flowers emanating from the lake environment. To achieve this, a cultivation system has been designed in which a jute textile pot is proposed. Inside, a series of layers generate an irrigation process that begins when water permeates through the jute, moistening the first layer of the system: a bed of twelve centimeters of tezontle, which serves as a filter paper. Subsequently, the moisture coming from the tezontle layer permeates a second filter of muslin to another layer thirty centimeters thick filled with nutrient rich vegetable soil, in which are planted various fruits and flowers. This process will be observed physically during the Lacustrine Pavilion's stay in the Santa Veracruz square. 

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In the framework of the MEXTROPOLI International Festival of Architecture and City, TAP's (Taller de Arquitectura Pública) Lacustrine Pavillion will be installed around and over the water fountain of the Santa Veracruz square. It will see a program of activities that seeks to detonate the criticism and reflection of the attendees through talks, workshops, conversations and concerts.

© Enrique Marquez Abella

Under the slogan: Did you know that there was a great lake under us? A Lake City endures between us, TAP (Taller de Arquitectura Pública) proposes the intervention of the Santa Veracruz square, one of the original squares from the era of New Spain. Through an architectural installation as a scaffolding around and on the fountain, it embraces the element and guards in its interior a garden in memory of the old chinampas raised by the city of Tenochtitlan.

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Address:Av. Hidalgo, Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

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Cite: "Lacustrine Pavilion / TAP (Taller de Arquitectura Pública)" [Pabellón Lacustre / TAP (Taller de Arquitectura Pública)] 15 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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