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Moncayo Club House / Iconico Studio

Moncayo Club House / Iconico Studio

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Mexico City, Mexico
  • Architects: Iconico Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 894.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019
  • Photographs Photographs: Onnis Luque
  • Director: Moritz Melchert
  • Strategic Director: Rubén Jiménez
  • Project Coordinator: René Cruz
  • Creative Director: Armando Román
  • Architects: Adair Linares, Guillermo López, André Torres, Andrea Trejo, Aníbal González, Edith López, María Carballo, Santiago Olguin
  • Visual Artist: Abraham Mena
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Text description provided by the architects. A building compensating the side effects of a sleeping city. Moncayo Club House is a community center for a typical middle class sleeping city in the outskirts of Mexico City.

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© Onnis Luque

On a social level, the project is an attempt at giving back some of the urbanity a sleeping city usually does not offer; it intends to bring people together and thus fulfills their needs of community life.

© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

The building is strategically located at the entry point to the neighborhood, serving as a recognizable landmark for inhabitants and visitors alike. It’s all about openness and not seclusion, by stimulating urban integrity. This makes the project innovative within its Mexican context.

© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque
© Onnis Luque

Aesthetically, the project is a contrast to the well-known single-family housing typologies, but also to the colorful earthy containing walls of its surroundings through both; form and use of materials. Disposing of a clear volumetric language, the entrance arch is undoubtedly an esthetical element, but it converts into an architectural container for the community center’s specific use of a gym (located within the arch), kid’s playroom and pool area on the entrance level and a multipurpose room in its basement, all connected by several terraces.

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Address: Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

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Cite: "Moncayo Club House / Iconico Studio" [Casa club moncayo / Iconico Studio] 22 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/923469/moncayo-club-house-iconico-studio/> ISSN 0719-8884

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