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  4. Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
  6. 2016
  7. Cultural Production Zone / PICO COLECTIVO

Refurbishment in Architecture

presented by the MINI Clubman

Cultural Production Zone / PICO COLECTIVO

  • 16:00 - 7 November, 2018
Cultural Production Zone / PICO COLECTIVO
Cultural Production Zone / PICO COLECTIVO, © José Alberto Bastidas
© José Alberto Bastidas

© José Alberto Bastidas © José Alberto Bastidas © José Alberto Bastidas © José Alberto Bastidas + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Guacara, Carabobo, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
  • Project

    Marcos Coronel
  • Project Team

    María Isabel Ramírez, Michelle Isoldi, José Bastidas
  • Area

    550.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Cultural Promoter

    Alfredo Pineda
  • Construction Technician

    Manuel Coronel
  • Construction

    Juan Ortega, Juan Ortega, José Suarez, Carlos Sánchez, Joel Meléndez, Luis Rojas, Arjenis Durand, Edison Rivas
  • Collaborators

    Juan Castillo, Williams Adjunta, Kenneth Gomez, Patricia Henríquez, Nickol Bendek, Adriano Pastorino
  • Institutional Support

    Banco de Desarrollo Económico y Social BANDES, Fondo de Desarrollo Microfinanciero FONDEMI
  • Cultural Management

    Colectivo ZPG
  • More Specs Less Specs
© José Alberto Bastidas
© José Alberto Bastidas

Text description provided by the architects. Cultural units involve a center of urban creation and experimental economies, based on the transformation of a vandalized construction. The intervention proposes to confront the need for collective spaces, as a result of the evidence of huge gaps and precarious structures, common in the center of the city. Betting to occupy a building violated during street protests, for its rescue as cultural infrastructure, articulating a series of initiatives driven by groups of artists and local communities.


The project manages to access a state financing program that provides technical equipment and cultural tools, foreseeing adopting shipping containers as devices that will accommodate the spaces, once they were acquired to transport the equipment.

© José Alberto Bastidas
© José Alberto Bastidas

The strategy is based on supplying the old building with these devices, inserting multiple structures into a single, more complex system, like parasites that lodge on a foreign body. The design establishes a use of parts and components from modules and patterns similar to the properties of the same structuring objects. A substructure supported by previous foundations. A building assembled on top of another, by means of individual terminals that are added until organizing the whole.

© José Alberto Bastidas
© José Alberto Bastidas

The nucleus is able to bring together a creative circuit managed by social groups and organizations, where operates the main telephone antenna of the city, functioning as a hybrid infrastructure that emits autonomous cultural programs and public services. The project brings a battery of spaces made up of an urban garden, cafeteria, image and audiovisual laboratory, recording studio and music room, gallery, multipurpose workshop, skate plaza, sports court and a stage for presentations.

© José Alberto Bastidas
© José Alberto Bastidas
Exploded Axonometric Details
Exploded Axonometric Details
© José Alberto Bastidas
© José Alberto Bastidas

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Cite: "Cultural Production Zone / PICO COLECTIVO" [Zona de Producción Cultural / PICO COLECTIVO] 07 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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