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  • Architects: Amezcua
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2650
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Rodrigo Pardo
  • Design Team: Miguel González, Aarón Rivera, Rodrigo Lugo, María Fernanda González, Diego Celaya, Víctor Cruz, Benjamín Mercado, Ana Herrera, Philipp Henestrosa, Alexander Hernández, Sarai Cházaro, Julio Amezcua.
  • Interior Design: AMEZCUA, Eduardo Lizalde, César Ibarra
  • Country: Mexico
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Text description provided by the architects. Uvence Art + Hotel is a recycling and reuse project that follows a growth strategy building new layers of history. The project revalues ​​and rescues a historic building in Chiapas, Mexico and updates its use, generating a collective benefit for the site and the city. This intervention transforms old spaces to satisfy current needs, through a contemporary language that reintegrates them into their context.

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The intervention consists of 2,650 m2 in what was a non-profit foundation, now converted into a boutique hotel that stands out for its art decoration.

Ground Floor Plan

The transformation proposal redefines a historic building with a central courtyard, renovating spaces that were occupied by offices and warehouses, modifying them to house 8 luxury rooms with thermal pools and interior patios, which are distributed around a shallow water body crowned by a Mathias Goertiz sculpture.

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The rooms stand out for the contrast of contemporary and traditional elements and the use of local materials that give a literal reading of the space; concrete walls made with local soil which separate the different environments, while supporting the metal structure; inclined roofs that give a sculptural sense of space and establish a clear difference between the new and existing elements, achieving a contrast of sensations; recycled furniture: chairs, sofas, tables, bureaus, lamps and designer furniture such as Arturo Pani, Clara Porset, Pedro Ramírez Vázquez and Luis Barragán, among others, acquired second hand to later go through a process of restoration and renovation with handmade fabrics from Chiapas.

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Address:San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chis., Mexico

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Cite: "UVENCE ART + HOTEL / AMEZCUA" [UVENCE ARTE + HOTEL / AMEZCUA] 21 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/909627/uvence-art-plus-hotel-amezcua> ISSN 0719-8884

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